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Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

But now our fate from unmomentous things, may rise like rivers out of little springs.

Author: Campbell

Profession:

The men and woman who make the best boon companions seem to have given up hope of doing something else...some defect of talent or opportunity has cut them off from their pet ambition and has thus left them with leisure to take an interest in their lives of others. Your ambition may be, it makes him keep his thoughts at home. But the heartbroken people -- if I may use the word in a mild, benevolent sense -- the people whose wills are subdued to fate, give us consolation, recognition, and welcome.

Author: John Jay Chapman (1862-1933)

Profession: American Author

Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, ''I shall today be uppermost.''

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

We make our fortunes and we call them fate.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic