Quotations About / On: DESTINY
talk of destiny
talk of time
today is past
today is present
today is future
You cannot change your destiny in just a moment but you can change your directions
Diplomats lie with a heavy sense of destiny.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
Habits are destiny.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
You are destined to face death.
(To those who embrace life by fulfilling their destiny honorably.)
Face death by living your destiny.
'A momentous approaching is preferable than cry,
(Belonging, Poem, 'Will Power', Indian Poet, Pijush Biswas)
When much failure often touches our bones
Or, the destiny deviates us from path of life.'
Death was to be my glory, but destiny has refused it.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Cornelia, in The Death of Pompey (La Mort de Pompée), act 3, sc. 4 (1642).)
No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.
(Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. The Wit and Wisdom of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Government and Democracy, p. 33, eds. Peter and Helen Beilenson, Peter Pauper Press (1982).)
Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
(Henry Kissinger (b. 1923), German-born U.S. Republican politician, secretary of state. "The End of the Road," ch. 25, Years of Upheaval (1982).)
Destiny is something men select; women achieve it only by default or stupendous suffering.
(Harriet Rosenstein (b. 1932), U.S. author. Quoted in Ms. (New York, July 1974).)