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.
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.
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.
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.
Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle.
Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resists.
Fate was dealing from the bottom of the deck.
S. J. Perelman
Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.
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.
I believe that fate is choices – it’s not chance.
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.
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.
If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
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.
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.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.
You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself.