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Sow a thought and you reap an action; 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: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Remember that you are an actor in a drama, of such a part as it may please the master to assign you, for a long time or for a little as he may choose. And if he will you to take the part of a poor man, or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen, then may you act that part with grace! For to act well the part that is allotted to us, that indeed is ours to do, but to choose it is another s.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.

Author: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

Anatomy is destiny.

Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Profession: Austrian Physician - Founder of Psychoanalysis

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

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinion of its young people, those under twenty-five.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.

Author: Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Profession: Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

The destiny of man is in his own soul

Author: Herodotus

Profession: Greek Historian

Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.

Author: John Oliver Hobbes

Profession:

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Author: Kin Hubbard (1868-1930)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

What God writes on your forehead you will become.

Author: The Koran

Profession: Islamic Religious Bible

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.

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author