Destiny quotes and sayings

Anatomy is destiny.
Sigmund Freud

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
William Shakespeare

Every bullet has its billet.
William III

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

It’s choice–not chance–that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

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

Control your own destiny or someone else will.
Jack Welch

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

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.
Marcus Aurelius

Man never found the deities so kindly As to assure him that he’d live tomorrow.
Francois Rabelais

Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
Henry Miller

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

I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.
Rita Mero

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Anthony Robbins

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

Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Charles Reade

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.

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The willing, Destiny guides them; the unwilling, Destiny drags them.

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

Destiny: A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure.
Ambrose Bierce

The destiny of man is in his own soul.

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

Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Henri Frederic Amiel

There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
French Proverb

Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Anything that happens once does not neccessarily happen again, everyting that happens twice is likely to happen for the tird time as well.
Arab Proverb

You shape your own destiny.
Chet Atkins

I think ‘destiny’ is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.
Jodie Foster

We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.
Benjamin Disraeli

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
James Allen

There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.
William R. Alge

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it’s going your way. When it isn’t, don’t call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.
Joseph Heller

Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
Orison Swett Marden

As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another’s might.

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards

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

Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.
Paul Tsongas

You and I have a rendevous with destiny.
Ronald Reagan

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

For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now – I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver.
Fernando Alonso

Destiny is something we’ve invented because we can’t stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.

I can’t control my destiny, I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be. There’s only now, there’s only here. Give in to love or live in fear. No other path, no other way. No day but today.
Johnathan Larson

The Creator has not given you a longing to do what you have no ability to do.
Orison Swett Marden

The ancient saying is no heresy: Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.
William Shakespeare

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
Dag Hammarskjold

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

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.
William Jennings Bryan

The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother.
Napoleon Bonaparte

A person must stand very tall to see their own fate.
Danish Proverb

Destiny smiles upon me but without making me the least bit happier.
Gustav Mahler

Some are destined to succeed, some are determined to succeed.
H. H. Swami Tejomayananda

Do not try to find out – we’re forbidden to know – what end the gods have in store for me, or for you.

Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling.

I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker.
Adolf Hitler

Character is destiny.