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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.

Author: James Allen (1864-1912)

Profession: British-born American Essayist, Author of ''As a Man Thinketh''

What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.

Author: Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

Profession: Irish Dramatist, Novelist

Destiny. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass. Oh, let us be true to our exalted destiny.

Author: Catherine Booth


I have a feeling this is destiny. [On the eve of her third marriage]

Author: Christie Brinkley (1954)

Profession: American Model, Actress

Destiny is not a 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.

Author: William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it

Author: Leo Buscaglia

Profession: American Expert on Love, Lecturer, Author

We write our own destiny; we become what we do.

Author: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

Profession: Chinese Revolutionary Leader

It appears I am destined for something; I will live.

Author: Robert Clive


Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say ''no.'' I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible.

Author: Aleister Crowley (1875-1947)

Profession: British Occultist

I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.

Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)

Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales

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

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

Author: Tryon Edwards (1809-1894)

Profession: American Theologian

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

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Fate, then, is a name for facts not yet passed under the fire of thought; for causes which are unpenetrated.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist