71 Quotes about fate


Do you wait for things to happen, or do you make them happen yourself? I believe in writing your own story. – Charlotte Eriksson

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

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

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

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

The word fate can be traced back to the Latin word Fatum, which means spoken by the Gods.

On the journey down the roads of our lives, there are so many right turns we wish we had taken, and so many wrong ones we wish we never had! And yet, when we reflect on all the good and bad places that we have been to, we come to realize that the wheel was in fact seldom in our hands.

Life calls the tune, we dance. – John Galsworthy

Some believe that right from the day that we are born, it’s our fate that drives us, leading us to where we are today. They say that it is tailor-made for each and everyone one of us by a higher power, as a small, yet significant part of the grand design.

Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny. – Harry S Truman

What’s meant to be will always find a way. – Trisha Yearwood

All things bend to help the man Who seeks to harmonize His own free will with nature’s plan, And prove himself most wise. – Edqin Leibfreed

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

Fate loves the fearless. – James Russell Lowell

Fate shows a different face, the gulf between what we are and what we think we are. – Stelios Ramphos

The powerless worship Luck and Fate. – Mason Cooley

How easy ’tis, when destiny proves kind, With full-spread sails to run before the wind; But they who ‘gainst stiff gales laveering go, must be at once resolved and skilful too. – John Dryden

Here’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be – John Lennon

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Men make their own history; but they make it under given conditions, and they become entangled thereby in a fate which is in part the result of other men having made their own history earlier. – Reinhard Bendix

The Fates but only spin the coarser clue; The finest of the wool is left for you. – John Dryden

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

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. – Helen Keller

Man makes his fate according to his mind: The weak, low spirit Fortune makes her slave: But she’s a drudge when hector’d by the brave. If Fate weave common thread, I’ll change the doom, And with new purple weave a nobler loom. – John Dryden

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

You speak of destiny as if it was fixed. – Philip Pullman

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. – Buddha

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

Love cannot save you from your own fate. – Jim Morrison

You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate and what’s written in the stars. – Anais Nin

It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate. – Henry David Thoreau

Fate throws fortune, but not everyone catches. – Polish Proverb

Fate Quotes

We do not choose our fate, we can only choose if we accept it. Fate will take us where it will, whether we will it or not. – Brenda Cothern

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

Fate is the promise that life is not a random string of tragedy and comedy without meaning. Fate proclaims that our lives are in fact so meaningful, so necessary, that our stories are written by the gods and goddesses, by the heavens themselves. We may only glimpse our fate, hinted by the stars or the creases of our hands; but even this glimpse is evidence of our contract with the universe, that we are players in the great wheel of life and death and rebirth. – Sy Montgomery

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For all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice. – Barack Obama

Destiny is a worrying concept. I don’t want to be fated, I want to choose. – Jeanette Winterson

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another. – Thomas Merton

I can’t do nothing. Just put it off. And that don’t do no good. I reckon it belong to me. I reckon what I going to get ain’t no more than mine. – William Faulkner

Believing in fate has probably always arisen in part because of the delights and terrors of storytelling. We have to realize to learn that in life we are not the readers but the authors of our own narratives. – Margaret Visser

Fate decides who walks into your life. You decide who you let stay, who you let walk away, and who you refuse to let walk out. – Unknown

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. – Albert Camus

Oh, I am fortune’s fool- William Shakespeare

True love emanates from trust and faith and ends up becoming our fate. – Tasneem Hameed

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 pulls you in different directions. – Clint Eastwood

If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate. – Sophocles

It is nobody’s right to be waited on and nobody’s fate to do the waiting. – Margaret Heffernan

Fate gives you the finger and you accept. – William Shatner

To bear is to conquer our fate. – Thomas Campbell

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

Do you ever wonder why things have to turn out the way they do? – Nicholas Sparks

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For fate may hang on any moment and at any moment be changed. – Jeanette Winterson

Great powers may be shaping the general turn of events, but human personalities still determine their own fate. – Dan Simmons

Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director’s point of view. – Steven Spielberg

Fate is like the oculist, who, when about to open to a blind eye the world of light, first bandages and darkens the other eye that sees. – Thomas Carlyle

Let every man be master of his time. – William Shakespeare

Often, for undaunted courage,fate spares the man it has not already marked. – Beowulf

I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with. – Fannie Flagg

Wonderful, wonderful, yet again the sword of fate severs the head from the hydra of chance. – Roberto Bolano

We weren’t meant for each other. We were born to be together. – Lena Elamin

Trying to alter fate is like trying to catch a bullet. – Tonnerre

The furnace which melts gold, also hardens clay. Before blaming thy fate, therefore, find whether thou art gold or clay. – Ivan Panin

The harder thy fate, the softer thine heart. – Ivan Panin

Our life is determined for us, and it makes the mind very free when we give up wishing, and only think of bearing what is laid upon us, and doing what is given us to do. – George Eliot

Fate is a manifestation of natural causes. That’s it. It’s not a conscious entity. It has no plan.- Walter Wykes

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control. – Unknown

When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive. – Paulo Coelho

Fate was some kind of an invisible beast lurking around them, teasing them. I could have killed you today if I wanted to, it was thinking. Or maybe tomorrow. Hee, hee. You’ll never know. Just don’t tempt me. – Audrey Pfitzenmaier

Fate, or some mysterious force, can put the finger on you or me, for no good reason at all. – Martin Goldsmith

I knew it like destiny, and at the same time, I knew it as choice. – Jeanette Winterson