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Destiny Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Destiny

Please enjoy these Destiny Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

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No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

 

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

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It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

The path to love ... is our spiritual destiny.
- Deepak Chopra

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

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

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter

It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny.
- Jean Nidetch

Destiny is something men select; women achieve it only
by default or stupendous suffering.
- Harriet Rosenstein

Wedding is destiny, and hanging likewise.
- John Heywood

Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you.
You have to persevere, you have to insist.
- Andrea Bocelli

A consistent soul believes in destiny,
a capricious one in chance.
- Benjamin Disraeli

And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
- Andre Malraux

Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.
- Franz Liszt

Your destiny is in your hands.
Creating the life you want is only, and always,
up to you.
- Darren L. Johnson

We have our own history, our own language,
our own culture.
But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people -
history has made us all South Africans.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I believe the destiny of your generation -
and your nation -
is a rendezvous with excellence.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

But myth is something else than an explanation of the world,
of history, and of destiny.
- Paul Ricoeur

The turkey has a destiny which ends on San Martino's day.
- Waverley Lewis Root

Which reminds me of a fortune cookie:
you often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it.
- Hector Elizondo

To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be
able to control its own borders.
It is controlling your own destiny in a way,
and we don't control our own borders.
- Tom Tancredo

If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you.
- William Irwin Thompson

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow.
Sow an act, and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
- James Allen

The longest journey is the journey inwards.
Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started
upon his quest for the source of his being.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Children...
are our legacy.
Our responsibility.
They are our destiny and we are theirs.
The extent to which we fail as parents,
we fail as God's children.
- Dirk Benedict

No man can be stronger than his destiny.
- Mary Austin

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is a destiny which makes us brothers;
none goes his way alone.
All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.
- Edwin Markham

The Destiny of every Nation is bound to the Destiny of all Others.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Lebanon will be engulfed again in a huge power game
that will last quite a long time.
This is the tragic destiny of Lebanon.
- Walid Jumblatt

We are organizing Jewry for its coming destiny.
- Theodor Herzl

At times, we were forced to go through a history of dependence,
unable to determine our own destiny.
But today, we are at the threshold of a new turning point.
- Moo-hyum Roh

I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science
to exterminate the human race.
- Thomas Love Peacock

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has
been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with
whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
- Marcus Aurelius

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

You shape your own destiny.
- Chet Atkins

What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
- Samuel Beckett

I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.
- Jodie Foster

Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency,
that we have one country, one constitution,
one destiny.
- Daniel Webster

At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country.
It is a time when destiny is ours to hold.
- Paul Martin

One of the things that's often forgotten about drug rehabilitation,
it's not a destiny.
It's a journey.
- Peter Hobson

Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to
help you in times of need.
You have to get your education.
Then nobody can control your destiny.
- Charles Barkley

Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim,
Faithful is he, if he himself is the Divine Destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Either marriage is a destiny, I believe,
or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug.
- Max Frisch

Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership.
- Thomas Menino

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
- Bob Marley

I'm just steadily building myself up as Kelly Rowland,
not just Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child,
which is a blessing to be able to do that.
- Kelly Rowland

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only
by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
- R. D. Laing

Your destiny is my destiny.
Your happiness is my happiness.
- Islom Karimov

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny.
But what we put into it is ours.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take.
You are the architect and builder of your own life,
fortune, destiny.
- Alfred A. Montapert

The spirit and determination of the people to chart
their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs.
- Matt Blunt

There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry -
the old maid,
the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
- Lafcadio Hearn

God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny
more extraordinary than was conceived for Him,
yes God is like Me, only more so.
- Norman Mailer

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny,
we will continue to grow.
We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom.
It happens in its own time.
- Denis Waitley

Every people should be originators of their own destiny.
- Martin Delany

There are moments when a man's imagination,
so easily subdued to what it lives in,
suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the
long windings of destiny.
- Edith Wharton

American future lies in the East.
The great free markets of the Pacific Rim are the American destiny.
- Donald Freed

So we've moved from an era when women's biology was
women's destiny to today,
which is an era in which men's biology is men's destiny.
- Warren Farrell

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny,
for it is destiny.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

For success, the author must make the reader care about
the destiny of the principals,
and sustain this anxiety, or suspense,
for about 100,000 words.
- Ken Follett

Destiny is no matter of chance.
It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

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

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
- Jean de La Fontaine


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