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100 Famous Destiny Quotes to Inspire You [with Images]

Here are the 100 most famous short quotes and sayings about destiny.

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Our destiny is not written for us, but by us.”
Barack Obama


“Control your own destiny or someone else will.”
Jack Welch


“Your biography is not your destiny, your decisions are.”
Anthony Robbins


“Destiny is the push of our instincts to the pull of our purpose.”
T.D. Jakes


“Luck and destiny are the excuses of the world’s failures.”
Henry Ford


“Our history is not our destiny.”
Alan Cohen


“Control your own destiny! Control your own destiny!”
Stephen Curry


“Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.”
William Shakespeare


“He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.”
French Proverb


“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.”


“Nothing happens by chance, my friend…No such thing as luck.”
Richard Bach


“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”
Jean de La Fontaine


“Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.”
David O. McKay


“You will never fulfill your destiny doing work you despise.”
John C. Maxwell


“As long as we persist in our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow.”
Denis Waitley


“Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.”
Sylvester Stallone


“Decisions decide destiny, there is no action without decision.”
Anthony Robbins


“The willing, destiny guides them. The unwilling, destiny drags them.”


“You make yourself what you are. You have control of your own destiny.”
Brad Pitt


“Destiny stands by sarcastic with our dramatis personae folded in her hand.”
George Eliot


“Other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.”
Oprah Winfrey


“No wind favors him who has no destined port.”
Michel de Montaigne


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


“We determine our destiny by the actions we take today.”
Catherine Pulsifer


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


“Your destiny is determined by the choices you make. Choose now, choose well.”
Anthony Robbins


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


“I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny.”
Nelson Mandela


“How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.”
Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt


“Destiny: A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure.”
Ambrose Bierce


“Actions are the seed of fate. Deeds grow into destiny.”
Harry S. Truman


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


“Your genetics is not your destiny.”
George M. Church


“The highest destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.”
Albert Einstein


“Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny.”
Kamran Hamid


“One love, one heart, one destiny.”
Bob Marley


“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
C.S. Lewis


“Nobody gets to write your destiny but you. Your future is in your hands.”
Barack Obama


“Destiny smiles upon me but without making me the least bit happier.”
Gustav Mahler


“For us, destiny always feels…if you obey, it’s almost a passive thing.”
Danny Boyle

“Fate and self-help share equally in shaping our destiny.”

“One knows less about one’s own destiny than about anything else on earth.”
Gabrielle Roy

“Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny.”
Steve Maraboli

“Fate leads the willing and drags along the reluctant.”

“Believe that you have a destiny to be great.”
Mark Victor Hansen

“What happened happened. What’s gonna happen, is gonna happen.”
Michael Pena

“No man can be stronger than his destiny.”
Mary Hunter Austin

“We are partners by fate. We become friends by choice.”
Jacquie McTaggart

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.”
Amy Tan

“Love cannot save you from your own fate.”
Jim Morrison

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I just took it one step at a time and let fate determine my destiny.”
Henry Samueli

“Through readiness and discipline, we are the masters of our fate.”
Bill Paxton

“You cannot embrace your destiny if you do not let go of your history.”
T.D. Jakes

“We are each other’s destiny.”
Jacqueline Novogratz

“In a larger sense, we all write our own destiny.”
Chanda Kochhar

“It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Fate is not quite as strange as it appears!”
John McLeod

“Sorrowful and great is the artist’s destiny.”
Franz Liszt

“I believe in destiny, God’s hand and hard work.”
Katrina Kaif

“Who recollects distinctly his past adventures, knows his destiny to come.”
Johann Caspar Lavater

“Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.”

“We get lost first before we find the direction to our destiny.”
Sipho P. Nkosi

“We create our fate every day we live.”
Henry Miller

“Coincidences mean you’re on the right path.”
Simon Van Booy

“Every day brings forth a new destiny.”
Edward Counsel

“You can be great only if it is your destiny.”
Andrea Bocelli

“It is the habitual, not the periodical thought that decides your destiny.”
Wallace D. Wattles

“Take destiny in your own hands.”
Chanda Kochhar

“Decisions Determine Destiny.”
Thomas S. Monson

“Decision is the ultimate power. Decisions shape destiny.”
Anthony Robbins

“To transform yourself is to transform your destiny.”
Laura Esquivel

“The bottom line is to be in control of your own destiny.”
James Woods

“Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.”
Fidel Castro

“No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Destiny is a worrying concept. I don’t want to be fated, I want to choose.”
Jeanette Winterson

“I can control my destiny; I control my life.”
Shahid Khan

“It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.”
Jean Nidetch

“Your will shall decide your destiny.”
Charlotte Brontë

“I knew it like destiny, and at the same time, I knew it as choice.”
Jeanette Winterson

“Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.”

“There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.”
Albert Camus

“I think ‘destiny’ is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.”
Jodie Foster

“Don’t forget your history nor your destiny.”
Bob Marley

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

“Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.”

“Read the flight of your arrow if you want to know your future.”
Alessandro Baricco

“Experiences are some of the sign posts which point to your destiny.”
William Johnson

“I figured being fat was my destiny.”
Ron Lester

“It takes only a moment for the destiny to flip over.”
Jyoti Arora

“I do believe that one way to have a destiny is to choose one.”
Melinda McGraw

“Character is destiny.”

“Every man is responsible for his own destiny.”
Liu Kang

“Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.”
Kin Hubbard

“You shape your own destiny.”
Chet Atkins

“Every people should be originators of their own destiny.”
Martin Delany

“Everything happens when it’s supposed to.”
Michelle C. Ustaszeski

“The destiny of man is in his own soul.”

“If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.”
William McFee

“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.”
Bob Marley

“Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.”
E. E. Cummings

“Living an experience, a particular fate, is accepting it fully.”
Albert Camus

“You are the creator of your own destiny”
Swami Vivekananda

“Destiny and history are untidy.”
Djuna Barnes

“I believe we make our own destinies, every last one of us.”
Morgan Rhodes

“For Destiny never swerves nor yields to men the helm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every passion has its destiny.”
Billy Mills

“Everyone should have the freedom and opportunity to shape their own destiny.”
Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

“Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star.”
Lord Byron

“A people decides its own destiny.”
Marine Le Pen

“There’s much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.”
Diana Trilling

“Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.”
Georges Braque

“If you create a character, you create a destiny.”
Andre Maurois

“Your destiny is not for someone else to manage – it is your destiny.”
Byron Pulsifer

“Each man is the architect of his own fate.”
Appius Claudius

“Man is manacled only by himself; thought and action are the jailers of Fate.”
James Allen

“I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.”
Vincent Van Gogh

“Everything comes gradually at its appointed hour.”

“I need not wait for I have the power to choose my own destiny.”
Og Mandino

“A man does not make his destiny he accepts it or denies it.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

“Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.”
Ana Monnar

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