165 Fate Quotes to Help You Make Sense of Your Life

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The Most Famous Fate Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Fate, however, is to all appearance more unavoidable than unexpected. — Plutarch

Fate will find a way. — Virgil

Fate is written in the face. — Federico Fellini

Fate keeps on happening. — Anita Loos

A fate is not a punishment. — Albert Camus

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

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

Fate is not in man but around him — Albert Camus

Fate is the malevolent little jester sitting up in the heavens and pondering over how ridiculous we humans are and he does his best to make fools out of all of us. And sooner or later he succeeds. — Lisa Kleypas

Fate finds for every man; his share of misery. — Euripides

Short Fate Quotes

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  • Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. — Alexander The Great
  • Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. — Dante Alighieri
  • Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. — Carl Jung
  • Destiny made a mistake and gave my fate to someone else. — Joe Budden
  • What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. — Donald Trump
  • O fateful flower beside the rill- The Daffodil, the daffodil! — Jean Ingelow
  • When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade. — Dale Carnegie
  • We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is manifest destiny. — William McKinley
  • Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. — Homer
  • Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. — Isabel Allende

Top 10 Fate Quotes

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Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. — Alexander The Great

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. — Norm Crosby

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

Genius is personal, decided by fate, but it expresses itself by means of system. There is no work of art without system. — Le Corbusier

Freedom is what we all seek, but it's what we do with that freedom that ultimately defines our character. In the end, a man's character cements his fate, good or bad. — Sonny Barger

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

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. — Carl Jung

The most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to do. — Abraham Maslow

We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise. — Swami Vivekananda

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Destiny made a mistake and gave my fate to someone else. — Joe Budden

Fate Image Quotes

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Fate quote by Joe Budden

Destiny made a mistake and gave my fate to someone else. — Joe Budden

Fate quote by Dale Carnegie

When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade. — Dale Carnegie

Fate quote by Isabel Allende

Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. — Isabel Allende

Fate quote by Gaylord Nelson

The fate of the living planet is the most important issue facing mankind. — Gaylord Nelson

Fate quote by Alexandra Kollontai

Some third person decides your fate: this is the whole essence of bureaucracy. — Alexandra Kollontai

Fate quote by John Steele Gordon

Chili is much improved by having had a day to contemplate its fate. — John Steele Gordon

Fate quote by James Russell Lowell

Fate loves the fearless. — James Russell Lowell

Fate quote by Amy Tan

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude. — Amy Tan

Fate quote by Heraclitus

A man's character is his fate. — Heraclitus

Fate quote by Shakira

Live your life to the fullest. — Shakira

Fate quote by Bill Paxton

Through readiness and discipline, we are the masters of our fate. — Bill Paxton

Fate quote We met for a reason, either you're a blessing or a lesson.
We met for a reason, either you're a blessing or a lesson.

Twisted Fate Quotes

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Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don't. — Tom Hiddleston

In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again. — Jim Sensenbrenner

There are no guarantees in life. The simple twists of fate and the breaks of the game are the two maxims that define so much of the success and failure in life. — Bill Walton

Fate quote Choose your fate by your attitude.
Choose your fate by your attitude.

Coming back is the thing that enables you to see how all the dots in your life are connected. — Ann Patchett

let me forget about today until tomorrow — Bob Dylan

I have come to understand that life is composed of a series of coincidences. How we react to these - how we exercise what some refer to as free will - is everything; the choices we make within the boundaries of the twists of fate determine who we are. — John Perkins

Fate quote If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?
If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands — Bob Dylan

The choices we make within the boundaries of the twists of fate determines who we are — John Perkins

I really think in life there is a lot of mystery and things we just can’t understand and your brain has to adapt... We all have to deal with the twists of fate whether they are explained or not and it’s how you react in life to these curveballs that is really the measure of a man. — Larry Fessenden

Prisons are the temples where devils learn to prey. Every time we turn the key we twist the knife of fate, because every time we cage a man we close him in with hate. — Gregory David Roberts

Sad Fate Quotes

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The life's story of great geniuses is a sad one, without much tangible reward, which does not inspire future generations to face a similar fate. Alas also, it stands to reason why so many talent will not come to sparkle on the artistic firmanent. — Joseph Haydn

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Human beings suffer agonies, and their sad fates become legends; poets write verses about them and playwrights compose dramas, and the remembrance of past grief becomes a source of present pleasure - such is the strange alchemy of the spirit. — Upton Sinclair

Fate quote Our fates is within us you just have to be brave enough to see it
Our fates is within us you just have to be brave enough to see it

Many, if not most, Americans can imagine a fate worse than death, and it is a seemingly interminable process of dying. For them, it is frightening that politicians can find ways to interject themselves into this sad process. — John C. Danforth

They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates. — D. H. Lawrence

The quieter we are, the more patient and open we are in our sadnesses, the more deeply and serenely the new presence can enter us, and the more we can make it our own, the more it becomes our fate. — Rainer Maria Rilke

Forty years spent in wandering in a wilderness like that of the present is not a sad fate - unless one attempts to make himself believe that the wilderness is after all itself the promised land. — John Dewey

Man's feeble race what ills await! Labour, and Penury, the racks of Pain, Disease, and Sorrow's weeping train, And Death, sad refuge from the storms of Fate! — Thomas Gray

Fate gave, what Chance shall not control, His sad lucidity of soul. — Matthew Arnold

It is sad when two people turn from the paths they’re traveling, and their paths go on to cross without them. — Robert Breault

Life Fate Quotes

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When I cannot understand my Father's leading, And it seems to be but hard and cruel fate, Still I hear that gentle whisper ever pleading, God is working, God is faithful-Only wait. — A. B. Simpson

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The fate of the living planet is the most important issue facing mankind. — Gaylord Nelson

In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing. — Plutarch

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Live your life to the fullest. — Shakira

You may not always end up where you thought you were going, But you will always end up where you were meant to be. — Jessica Taylor

Divine the Powers that on this trio wait. Supreme their conquest, over Time and Fate. Love, Work, and Faith - these three alone are great. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world. — Henry David Thoreau

It's important to wake up everyday and remind yourself what you're working towards. You create your own life, it's not set out there for you. — Sayings

These struggling tides of life that seem In wayward, aimless course to tend, Are eddies of the mighty stream That rolls to its appointed end. — William C. Bryant

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it. — Goldie Hawn

Fate And Destiny Quotes

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I trust that you will so live today as to realize that you are masters of your own destiny, masters of your fate; if there is anything you want in this world, it is for you to strike out with confidence and faith in self and reach for it. — Marcus Garvey

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Through readiness and discipline, we are the masters of our fate. — Bill Paxton

On a windswept hill by a billowing sea, my destiny sits and waits for me. — Robert Breault

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

There is an odd synchronicity in the way parallel lives veer to touch one another, change direction, and then come close again and again until they connect and hold for whatever it was that fate intended to happen. — Ann Rule

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it. — Diana Trilling

If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. — William Mcfee

Fate is the raw materials of experience. They come uninvited and often unanticipated. Destiny is what a man does with these raw materials. — Howard Thurman

Control your fate or somebody else will — Heinrich von Pierer

Fate,Time,Occasion,Chance, and Change? To these All things are subject but eternal love. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fate Love Quotes

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For every poet it is always morning in the world; history a forgotten, insomniac night. The fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world in spite of history. — Derek Walcott

Therefore the love which us doth bind, But fate so enviously debars, Is the conjunction of the mind, And opposition of the stars. — Andrew Marvell

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Fate loves the fearless. — James Russell Lowell

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

Love is not in our choice but in our fate. — John Dryden

It lies not in our power to love or hate, for will in us is overruled by fate. — Christopher Marlowe

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

There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad. — Homer

I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love. — William Butler Yeats

Achilles Fate Quotes

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Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter. — Homer

Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again. — Homer

Why have you come to me here, dear heart, with all these instructions? I promise you I will do everything just as you ask. But come closer. Let us give in to grief, however briefly, in each other's arms. — Homer

Achilles was murdered with a poisoned arrow, and Jason died alone, killed by his own rotting ship. Such is the fate of heroes. — Cassandra Clare

Beauty! Terrible Beauty! A deathless Goddess-- so she strikes our eyes! — Homer

A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king. — Herodotus

Still, we will let all this be a thing of the past, though it hurts us, and beat down by constraint the anger that rises inside us. Now I am making an end of my anger. It does not become me, unrelentingly to rage on — Homer

His descent was like nightfall. — Homer

It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. — Homer

And his good wife will tear her cheeks in grief, his sons are orphans and he, soaking the soil red with his own blood, he rots away himself-more birds than women flocking round his body! — Homer

Bad Fate Quotes

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The best of men cannot suspend their fate; The good die early, and the bad die late. — Daniel Defoe

He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate, and set proud death beneath his feet, can look fortune in the face, unbending both to good and bad; his countenance unconquered. — Boethius

Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence. — Haruki Murakami

You create your own luck by the way you play. There is no such luck as bad luck. Fate has nothing to do with success or failure, because that is a negative philosophy that indicts one's confidence, and I'll have no part of it. — Greg Norman

There are times in everyone's life when something constructive is born out of adversity... when things seem so bad that you've got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it. — Unknown

The leader is always alone before bad fates. — Charles De Gaulle

There are times in everyone's life when something constructive is born out of adversity... when things seem so bad that you've got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it. — Lee Iacocca

It strikes me as unfair, and even in bad taste, to select a few of them for boundless admiration, attributing superhuman powers of mind and character to them. This has been my fate, and the contrast between the popular estimate of my powers and achievements and the reality is simply grotesque. — Albert Einstein

I think I was born to be a figure skater, I think it was fate, and I thank God for letting it happen. — Evgeni Plushenko

If what matters in a person's existence is to accept the inevitable consciously, to taste the good and bad to the full and to make for oneself a more individual, unaccidental and inward destiny alongside one's external fate, then my life has been neither empty nor worthless. — Hermann Hesse

Fate In The Iliad Quotes

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...like that star of the waning summer who beyond all stars rises bathed in the ocean stream to glitter in brilliance. — Homer

And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you-- it's born with us the day that we are born. — Stefan Zweig

Strife, only a slight thing when she first rears her head but her head soon hits the sky as she strides across the earth. — Homer

A man's life breath cannot come back again-- no raiders in force, no trading brings it back, once it slips through a man's clenched teeth. — Homer

The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again. — Brad Pitt

Nay if even in the house of Hades the dead forget their dead, yet will I even there be mindful of my dear comrade. — Homer

No man or woman born, coward or brave, can shun his destiny. — Homer

There is nothing alive more agonized than man / of all that breathe and crawl across the earth. — Homer

But listen to me first and swear an oath to use all your eloquence and strength to look after me and protect me. — Homer

Why so much grief for me? No man will hurl me down to Death, against my fate. And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you - it’s born with us the day that we are born. — Homer

Cruel Fate Quotes

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Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel. — H. G. Wells

But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! — Samuel Beckett

What are we doing here, that is the question. And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer. Yes, in the immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come — Samuel Beckett

Let us do something, while we have the chance! ... Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! Let us represent worthily for one the foul brood to which a cruel fate consigned us! — Samuel Beckett

All mankind is us, whether we like it or not. — Samuel Beckett

There is not much to be got anywhere in the world. It is filled with misery and pain; if a man escapes these, boredeom lies in wait for him at every corner. Nay more; it is evil which generally has the upper hand, and folly that makes the most noise. Fate is cruel and mankind pitiable. — Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Human beings are not condemned, because of their biological constitution, to annihilate each other or to be at the mercy of a cruel, self-inflicted fate. — Albert Einstein

I learned that to humiliate another person is to make him suffer an unnecessarily cruel fate. Even as a boy, I defeated my opponents without dishonoring them. — Nelson Mandela

I tried very hard. But I can't help it. The Fates are cruel. They sent you to me, my brave one, knowing that you would break my heart. — Rick Riordan

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More Fate Quotes

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Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. — Alfred Tennyson

It is my view that the simplest explanation is there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization. There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that, I am extremely grateful. — Stephen Hawking

There has fallen a splendid tear From the passion-flower at the gate. She is coming, my dove, my dear; She is coming, my life, my fate; The red rose cries, "She is near, she is near;" And the white rose weeps, "She is late;" The larkspur listens, "I hear; I hear;" And the lily whispers, "I wait." — Alfred Lord Tennyson

There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one like anyone else, ever. When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate - the genetic and neural fate - of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death. — Oliver Sacks

While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things, The fate of empires and the fall of kings; While quacks of State must each produce his plan, And even children lisp the Rights of Man; Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, The Rights of Woman merit some attention. — Robert Burns

A man must know his destiny… if he does not recognize it, then he is lost. By this I mean, once, twice, or at the very most, three times, fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder… if he has the imagination, he will turn around and fate will point out to him what fork in the road he should take, if he has the guts, he will take it. — George S. Patton

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

My only desire is an intimate infusion with nature, and the only fate I wish is to have worked and lived in harmony with her laws. — Claude Monet

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world. — Max Weber

The fate of millions of people—indeed the future of the black community itself—may depend on the willingness of those who care about racial justice to re-examine their basic assumptions about the role of the criminal justice system in our society. — Michelle Alexander

While we remember that we are contending against brothers and fellow subjects, we must also remember that we are contending in this crisis for the fate of the British Empire. — John Burgoyne

Devotion is the realization that wealth, education and power are God given gifts and not the endowments of fate. — Pandurang Shastri Athavale

Stop the enemy wherever you see it. The fate of Ukraine depends only on Ukrainians. No one but ourselves will control our lives. We are on our land. The truth is on our side. It will not be possible to destroy our character. — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Our fates are in the hands of An Almighty God, to whom I can with pleasure confide my own; he can save us, or destroy us; his Councils are fixed and cannot be disappointed, and all his designs will be Accomplished. — Abraham Clark

Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, well move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate. — Jason Silva

All of us, who are members of the Germanic peoples, can be happy and thankful that once in thousands of years fate has given us, from among the Germanic peoples, such a genius, a leader, our Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, and you should be happy to be allowed to work with us. — Heinrich Himmler

Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth. — Helen Caldicott

You can't escape from fate. — Russian Proverbs

In Conclusion

On the other hand, some quotes about fate suggest that we have the power to shape our own destinies. They emphasize the importance of making choices and taking actions that can alter the course of our lives. These quotes often encourage individuals to have faith in their own abilities and to take responsibility for their actions, rather than relying solely on fate. They highlight the idea that while fate may play a role in our lives, it is ultimately up to us to determine our own futures.

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