Fate Quotes

Ahh, but the dice cannot read their own spots.

Bijaz  {Frank Herbert}

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one’s mind. After several months’ confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate.

Nellie Bly

Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate… but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.

Franz Kafka

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.

Sun Tzu

Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle.

Otto Weininger

Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.

Citium Zeno

Fate was dealing from the bottom of the deck.

S. J. Perelman

Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.

Mary Renault

Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.

Isabel Allende

I believe that fate is choices – it’s not chance.

Wayne Newton

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

Buddha

I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here. It’s like something else has other plans for me.

Christopher Atkins

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.

Charles Revson

It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.

Bertrand Russell

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

No worse fate can befall a young man or woman than becoming prematurely entrenched in prudence and negation.

Knut Hamsun

Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.

Joan of Arc

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.

Alexander the Great

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.

Bertrand Russell

When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.

Dale Carnegie

You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself.

Doug Coupland

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resists.

Plutarch