91+ Best Fate Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Most Famous Fate Quotes

Fate; everything happens for a reason. And when fate happens look for the good in it as it is there! – Catherine Pulsifer

We create our fate every day we live. – Henry Miller

No power or virtue of man could ever have deserved that what has been fated should not have taken place. – Marcellinus Ammianus

Fate leads the willing and drags along the reluctant. – Seneca

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny. – Kamran Hamid

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I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfill our destiny, but our fate is sealed. – Paulo Coelho

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A part of fate is the freedom of man. Forever wells up the impulse of choosing and acting in his soul. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever a man may happen to turn, whatever a man may undertake, he will always end up by returning to the path which nature has marked out for him. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Accept the things to which fate binds you and love the people with whom fate brings you together but do so with all your heart. – Marcus Aurelius

Living an experience, a particular fate, is accepting it fully. – Albert Camus

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. – Voltaire

Many men would take the death sentence without a whimper to escape the life sentence which Fate carries in her hand. – T.E. Lawrence

Fate is a train roaring down the track of life. Sometimes you step off the track, and unless you look back over your shoulder and see the train go roaring past, you don’t know what you missed. – Brenda Warneka

We may become the makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets. – Karl Popper

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. – Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt

Anyone who waded through the various articles, reports, and white papers from the period would conclude that the anxiety and anger expressed by Canadians stemmed from the widely held perception that many of Canada’s seniors are considerably poorer than the rest of the population, a fate that also awaits those who are still working. – Bill Morneau

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. – Carl Jung

As we move through life, the force of fate creates events that we only appreciate when we reflect on our existence. – Ronald Harmon

As a Victorian, Churchill believed he could be master of his fate, and that faith sustained him, but everything we have learned about human motivation since then underscores the immensity of his undertaking. – William Manchester

One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it. – Proverb

Nothing happens by chance, my friend… No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long. – Richard Bach

It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself. – Francis Bacon

Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. – Marcus Aurelius

Man is manacled only by himself; thought and action are the jailers of Fate. – James Allen

Fate means seeing the hand of God move clearly through your life, even with your eyes closed. – Rusty Fischer

You cannot be lost on a road that is straight. – Proverb

It lies not in our power to love, or hate, for will in us is over-rul’d by fate. – Christopher Marlowe

Luck of the draw, or meant to be? Our lives are impacted by forces we cannot explain, often changed for reason we will never totally understand. However, when people are touched by the hand of fate, they know it. Whether fate brings them their heart’s desire, or forever closes the door to their dreams, the path that has brought them to that point is clear, and fate’s irony is unmistakable. – Thomas Wilson

I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. – Ronald Reagan

We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, never to be undone. – William James

First, imagine taking the potentially regret – producing path of inaction. Then imagine what the very best outcome would be were you to take this risk. By picturing both scenarios in advance, you can avoid the regret of what might have been. – Wayne Dyer

Whoever yields properly to Fate, is deemed Wise among men, and knows the laws of heaven. – Euripedes

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him. – Groucho Marx

Ask not what tomorrow may bring but count as blessing every day that fate allows you. – Horace Blessed

Fate’s sentence written on the brow no hand can e’er efface. – Bhartrhari

Maybe Fate isn’t the pond you swim in but the fisherman floating on top of it, letting you run the line wild until you are weary enough to be reeled back in. – Jodi Picoult

Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free; nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government. Thomas Jefferson

Fate is not an eagle; it creeps like a rat. – Elizabeth Bowen

Man may his fate foresee, but not prevent … ‘Tis better to be fortunate than wise. – John Webster

Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order. – Seneca

We seal our fate with the choices we make. – Gloria Estefan

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. – Kin Hubbard

When we are born, no one immediately knows our destiny or outcome in life, save the Creator Himself, but while we are here, we too can choose and direct ourselves onto a path to better our circumstances. – Carey W. Digsby Jr

Failure and success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle. – E.M. Forester

I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me. – Ludwig van Beethoven

Fate laughs at probabilities. – Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

They… who await No gifts from Chance, have conquered Fate. – Matthew Arnold

Tenacious people don’t rely on luck, fate, or destiny for their success. And when conditions become difficult, they keep working. – John C. Maxwell

A door that seems to stand open must be a man’s size, or it is not the door that Providence means for him. – Henry Ward Beecher

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. – Steve Jobs

To simplify things down to their real essence, whenever things go wrong in our lives, whenever our plans go awry and the things we took for granted suddenly disappear, we have a very simple choice. We can either succumb to despair and assume the attitude of the put upon victim, powerless to change our fate, or we can decide to turn the tragedy into an opportunity. – Tony Clark

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like. – Lemony Snicket

Fate loves the fearless. – James Russell Lowell

Everything happens when it’s supposed to. – Michelle C. Ustaszeski

It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. – William Ernest Henley

Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. – Dante Alighieri

More than at any other time, when I hold a beloved book in my hand my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free. Books are my compensation for the harms of fate. They give me a world for a lost world, and for mortals who have disappointed me they give me gods. – Helen Keller

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible. – Lisa Kleypas

How you feel and how you react is in direct relation to how you think. Some people let random circumstances predict their day. – Catherine Pulsifer

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you’ll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. and you’ll survive. – Cassandra Clare

Your beliefs, all of those formless energy patterns that you’ve adopted as your self-image, have the ability to change dramatically and give you the power to conquer unwanted traits, or what you unhappily presume to be your fate. – Wayne W. Dyer

Yet it would be your duty to bear it, if you could not avoid it: it is weak and silly to say you cannot bear what it is your fate to be required to bear. – Charlotte Bronte

I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed. – Paulo Coelho

Everything comes gradually at its appointed hour. – Ovid

There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed. – Napoleon Bonaparte

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. – Donald Trump

When I was younger, things happened in my life that made me wonder if they were a coincidence or was it fate? And now, as the years have passed, I strongly believe everything happens for a reason. – Catherine Pulsifer

Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential. – Les Brown

Fate is not quite as strange as it appears! – John McLeod

Fate and self-help share equally in shaping our destiny. – Proverb

Fate, coincidence, luck, chance …? I don’t think so. I am convinced that many times, in the course of our lives, God challenges us with a golden opportunity, a seemingly impossible hurdle, or a terrible tragedy … and how we react – or fail to react – determines the course of our future, almost as if we were involved in some sort of heavenly chess game … with our destiny always in the balance. – Og Mandino

Life is uncertain, the future unknown. This is neither good nor bad. It just is, like gravity. Yet the task remains: how to master our own fate, even so. – Jim Collins

Let nothing distract us from being happy, let nothing else determine our fate, but ourselves. – Olehile Fischer

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We are partners by fate. We become friends by choice. – Jacquie McTaggart

Each man is the architect of his own fate. – Appius Claudius

Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star. – Lord Byron

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude. – Amy Tan

Of course, a human life advances from day to day, and regresses, and we do see different faculties develop and watch them wither. Still, the innate image of your fate holds all in the copresence of today, yesterday, and tomorrow. – James Hillman

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. – Mary Kay

What fates impose, that men must needs abide; it boots not to resist both wind and tide. – William Shakespeare

This is how life works. We are neither the authors nor the pawns of our life stories but rather partners somehow with fate or destiny or circumstance or providence. – John Ortberg

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate. – Vincent Van Gogh

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