Quotations About / On: FATE
When chance is fate and fate chance, you have to chance against your fate, live your life as if by chance whilst knowing all along it's ruled by fate.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
(Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "On Holland," Generally Speaking (1928).)
The element running through entire nature, which we popularly call Fate, is known to us as limitation. Whatever limits us, we call Fate.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
So I will not go on shouting as once I did: Fate, Fate! It's no use revering it merely as Fate, we must look at it, grasp it, and destroy it.
(Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by Eugene Jolas. Alexanderplatz, Berlin, bk. 9 (1929).)
'I won't deny that fate is addictive, but I will deny that freedom is condemned.'
(- -Nathan Coppedge)
I need to escape the Boredom of my own acceding fate
Face all fates with smile
'Choice is an outcome of purpose, not fate.'
(Leong Ming Loong)
The powerless worship Luck and Fate.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Woman submits to her fate; man makes his.
(Émile Gaboriau (1835-1873), French author. Mlle. Lucienne, in Other People's Money, pt. 1, ch. 27.)