- What odds, when Fate is one's antagonist!
Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
- The fool of fate, thy manufacture, man,
- With penury, contempt, repulse, and care,
- The galling load of life is doom'd to bear.
I am the child of Fortune, the giver of good, and I shall not be shamed. She is my mother; my sisters are the Seasons; my rising and my falling match with theirs. Born thus, I ask to be no other man than that I am.
- Oh, those stars,
- Those stars, that too far up from human blame
- To clear themselves, or careless of the charge,
- Still bear upon their shining shoulders all
- The guilt men shift upon them!
There's no point in trying to sabotage fate.
Fate stands now upon the razor's edge.
Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.
Fate goes ever as fate must.
For what is destined for us mortal men, there is no escape.
- The words of Heaven are not equivocal,
- As in despair the poor oppress'd one thinks.
Fortune favours the brave.
Thou must learn to look at thy fate on every side.
Our ship of fate, which recent storms have threatened to destroy, has come safely to harbor at last.
If you seek to avoid your fate or to delay suffering, it only condemns you to suffer it redoubled in another life.
Wonderful, wonderful, yet again the sword of fate severs the head from the hydra of chance.
Fate often enough will spare a man if his courage holds.
Suppose two men at cards with nothing to wager save their lives. Who has not heard such a tale? A turn of the card. The whole universe for such a player has labored clanking to this moment which will tell if he is to die at that man's hand or that man at his. What more certain validation of a man's worth could there be? This enhancement of the game to its ultimate state admits no argument concerning the notion of fate. The selection of one man over another is a preference absolute and irrevocable and it is a dull man indeed who could reckon so profound a decision without agency or significance either one.
Everyone shares the same fate.
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