Quotations About / On: FATE

  • 11.
    'Choice is an outcome of purpose, not fate.'
    (Leong Ming Loong)
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  • 12.
    The powerless worship Luck and Fate.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 13.
    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.)
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  • 14.
    Thought enables us to see Fate coming.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 15.
    Nor does the man sitting by the hearth beneath his roof better escape his fated doom.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 286.)
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  • 16.
    A bent fate: much loved, but not in the way he liked.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 17.
    ... fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
    (Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. From The House in Paris (1936). As quoted in Elizabeth Bowen, ch. 13, by Victoria Glendinning (1979).)
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  • 18.
    The fate of the State decides theirs: clauses of treaties determine their affections.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Rodogune, in Rodogune, act 3, sc. 4 (1644). Rodogune speaks on kings and royal marriages.)
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  • 19.
    Each of us suffers his own fate in the after-life.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Anchises, in Aeneid, bk. 6, l. 743 (19 B.C.), trans. by David West (1991). Anchises to his son Aeneas in the Underworld.)
  • 20.
    All art is a revolt against man's fate.
    (André Malraux (1901-1976), French man of letters, statesman. The Voices of Silence, pt. 4, ch. 7 (1951).)
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