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Destiny Quotes and Sayings

 

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. –Unknown

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

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

Dreams are like stars…you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny. -Unknown

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be. -Douglas Adams

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

Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow. -David Seabury

Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for. -Lawrence Block

I can’t control my destiny, I trust my soul, and 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. -Jonathan Larson

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

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

Actions are the seed of fate; deeds grow into destiny. -Jean Nidetch

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

Our destiny changes with our thoughts; 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

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

It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny. -Anthony Robbins

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. -Winston Churchill

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently. -Agnes DeMille

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. -Jim Rohn

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

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

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

And the high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule, or to impose himself in any other way. -Albert Einstein

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. -Voltaire

Men are not prisoners of Fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. -Franklin Roosevelt

In my clinical experience, the greatest block to a person’s development is his having to take on a way of life which is not rooted in his own powers. -Rollo May

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

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

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

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. Seneca

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. Herodotus

There is no chance, no destiny, and no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

You shape your own destiny. Chet Atkins

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

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. Aeschylus

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 rendezvous with destiny. Ronald Reagan

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

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

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 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

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

Character is destiny. Heraclitus

We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. My shoulders are broad. Placido Domingo

More than anything else, I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives that determine our destiny. Anthony Robbins

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. Winston Churchill

Whatever may happen to you was prepared for you from all eternity; and the implication of causes was from eternity spinning the thread of your being. Marcus Aurelius

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny. Napoleon Bonaparte

Dreams are like stars…you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny. Anonymous

Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently. Agnes DeMille

They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny. Paulo Coelho

A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach . . . .Friedrich Nietzsche

And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own. Andre Malraux

I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and this trial. Winston Churchill

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. Jim Rohn

You were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within you. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as you let your own light shine, you unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As you are liberated from your own fear, your presence automatically liberates others. Nelson Mandela

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. Carl Schurz

There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. Edwin Markham

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. Albert Schweitzer

I believe the destiny of your generation – and your nation – is a rendezvous with excellence. Lyndon B. Johnson

He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner. Benjamin Franklin

Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be. Douglas Adams

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. James Allen

I do not know which will be the destiny of each one of you; but one thing I know – the only ones among you who will be really happy will be those who have sought and found the way to serve.  Albert Schweitzer

The past is like a river flowing out of sight; the future is an ocean filled with opportunity and delight. Anna Hoxie

I embrace the purpose of God and the doom assigned. Alfred, Lord Tennyson

One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event, To which the whole creation moves. Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Destiny of every Nation is bound to the Destiny of all Others. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny. Anthony Robbins

It’s our destiny to explore. It’s our destiny to be a space-faring nation. Eugene Cernan

Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny is like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever. Muhammad Iqbal

If you don’t make things happen, things will happen to you. Lanes Company

Out of our beliefs are born deeds; out of our deeds we form habits; out of our habits grows our character; and on our character we build our destiny. Henry Hancock

Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not. Nathaniel Hawthorne

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Our first journey is to find that special place for us. Earl Nightingale

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done. Ronald Reagan

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another. Thomas Merton

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. Denis Waitley

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. Gloria Naylor

What must be, must be. Proverb

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. Paulo Coelho

Plan for the future because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life. Mark Twain

Our history is not our destiny. Alan Cohen

With our eyes fixed on the future, but recognizing the realities of today, we will achieve our destiny to be as a shining city on a hill for all mankind to see. Ronald Reagan

I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny. Coco Chanel

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, who has started upon his quest for the source of his being. Dag Hammarskjold

Which brings me to my conclusion upon Free Will and Predestination, namely – let the reader mark it – that they are identical. Winston Churchill

When I was young, I said to God, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the universe.’ But God answered, ‘That knowledge is for me alone.’ So I said, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.’ Then God said, ‘Well George, that’s more nearly your size.’ And he told me. George Washington Carver

Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Steve Maraboli (Submitted by Dana)

 

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  1. “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.” – Charles Reade.

    Reade, English, 19th c. author, is credited with the quote “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”. These days often adapted to “Mind your thoughts for they become your words; mind your words for they become your actions; mind your actions for they become your habits; mind your habits for they become your character; watch your character for they become your destiny.” (Recently quoted in The Iron Lady (2011) by Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher)

  2. “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.” Some people believed this quote was actually made by Lao Tse, a Chinese ancient philosopher.

  3. Dayan Govender says:

    These are so profound and beautiful – I thrive on quotes like these – they motivate me to try harder to be a better human being !

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