Quotations About / On:
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.)
Actors work and slaveand it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.
(Helen Hayes (1900-1993), U.S. actor. On Reflection, ch. 4 (1968).
Remembering actor John Drew's search for a little girl who could play her younger self in a production of The Prodigal Husband. Hayes, at thirteen, was playing a ten-year-old, and the child's hair was required to be the same ash-blonde shade as hers.)
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.)
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
(Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter. Letter, Summer 1886. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 2 (1958).)
It's a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe.
(Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. Letter, February 4, 1872, to editor Charles Eliot Norton. Henry James Letters, vol. 1, ed. Leon Edel (1974).)
The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
(Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. The Belle of Bolling Green, ch. 5 (1904).)
History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
(Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #67, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 646.)
To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Horace, in Horace, act 2, sc. 3 (1641).)
It is the fate of heroines to be laughed at.
(Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 7 (1980).)