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Fate: see Destiny & Luck & Life’s Like That & God & Religion & Faith & Belief & Possibility

Horace - Alfred Lord Tennyson - William Shakespeare - Daniel Defoe - George Orwell - Robert McGough - Horace Walpole - Andre Malraux - Brad Meltzer TV - Star Trek: The Next Generation TV - Karl Popper - Thomas Campbell - Evgeny Baratynsky - Ovid - The Matrix 1999 - John Dyer - Novalis - Dante Alighieri - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Friedrich Nietzsche - Vladimir Nabokov - Arthur Conan Doyle - Marcus Aurelius - G K Chesterton - Napoleon Bonaparte - John Ford - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Dunkirk 2017 -       

 

 

2,051.  Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that Fate allows you.  (Life’s Like That & Fate)  Horace, Odes

 

 

4,513.  For man is man and master of his fate.  (Man & Fate)  Alfred Lord Tennyson, Idylls of the King

 

 

72,802.  O God, that one might read the book of fate,

And see the revolution of the times.  William Shakespeare, II Henry IV III i 44-45, King Henry to Warwick

 

 

4,600.  Men at sometime were masters of their fates.  (Man & Master & Fate)  William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I ii 140, Cassius to Brutus

 

72,803.  What can be avoided

Whose end is purposed by the mighty gods?  ibid.  II ii 27-28, Caesar to Calpurnia

 

72,804.  There is a tide in the affairs of men

Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

Omitted, all the voyage of their life

Is bound in shallows and in miseries.  ibid.  IV ii 270-274, Brutus to Cassius

 

 

6,279.  Our wills and fates do so contrary run

That our devices still are overthrown.  (Self & Fate & Will)  William Shakespeare, Hamlet III ii 199-200

 

 

72,805.  Who can control his fate?  William Shakespeare, Othello V ii 272, Othello

 

 

4,623.  The best of men cannot suspend their fate:

The good die early, and the bad die late.  (Man & Fate & Death)  Daniel Defoe 1660-1731

 

 

6,252.  For the ordinary man is passive.  Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics), he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events, he is as helpless as against the elements.  So far from endeavouring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.  (Individual & Fate & Conformity)  George Orwell

 

 

9,238.  And though poets I admire have published poems

Whose imperfections reflect our own decay,

I could never being a poem; ‘When I am dead’

In case it tempted Fate, and Fate gave way.  (Death & Poetry & Fate)  Robert McGough, 1982 poem 

 

 

9,558.  Perhaps those, who, trembling most, maintain a dignity in their fate, are the bravest: resolution on reflection is real courage.  (Courage & Fate)  Horace Walpole

 

 

9,724.  Art is a revolt against fate.  (Art & Fate)  Andre Malraux, Le Voix du silence 1951

 

 

10,466.  The secrets of our future, our fate, may be found in the work of Leonardo da Vinci ... The ultimate Renaissance man.  (Artist & Future & Fate & Renaissance)  Brad Meltzer's Decoded: Da Vinci

 

 

24,267.  Fate: it protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise.  (Star Trek & Fate)  Star Trek: The Next Generation: Contagion s2e11, Riker

 

 

58,615.  We have become makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets.  (Prophet & Fate)  Karl Popper

 

 

68,181.  To bear is to conquer our fate.  (Conquer & Fate)  Thomas Campbell

 

 

72,800.  Providence has given human wisdom the choice between two fates: either hope and agitation, or hopelessness and calm.  Evgeny Baratynsky 1800-1844, Russian poet

 

 

72,801.  Far be that fate from us!  Ovid, Amores

 

 

72,806.  Do you believe in fate, Neil?  The Matrix 1999 starring Keanu Reeves & Laurence Fishburne & Carrie-Anne Moss & Hugo Weaving & Joe Pantoliano & Gloria Foster & Marcus Chong & Julian Arahanga & Matt Doran & Belinda McClory et al, directors Andy & Lana Wachowski

 

 

72,807.  But transient is the smile of fate:

A little rule, a little sway,

A sunbeam in a winter’s day,

Is all the proud and mighty have

Between the cradle and the grave.  John Dyer 1700-58, Grongar Hill 1726   

 

 

72,808.  Fate and character are the same conception.  (Fate & Character)  Novalis 1772-1801, German poet and novelist

 

 

72,809.  Do not be afraid; our fate

Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.  Dante Alighieri, Inferno

 

 

72,810.  Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.  (Fate & Decision)  Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

72,817.  Whatever limits us we call fate.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

72,811.  Amor Fati – Love Your Fate – which is in fact your life.  Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

72,812.   We all have such fateful objects – it may be a recurrent landscape in one case, a number in another – carefully chosen by the gods to attract events of specific significance for us: here shall John always stumble; there shall Jane's heart always break.  Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

 

 

72,813.  Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill.  Arthur Conan Doyle

 

 

72,814.  Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.  Marcus Aurelius

 

 

72,815.  I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.  G K Chesterton

 

 

72,816.  There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.  (Fate & Accident)  Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

90,764.  Tempt not the stars, young man, thou canst not play

With the severity of fate.  (Temptation & Fate)  John Ford, The Broken Heart 1633

 

 

95,165.  Or renounce life altogether!  Accept fate obediently as it is, once and for all, and stifle everything in myself, renouncing any right to act, to live, to love.  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

 

 

118,557.  Fate pushed through the bowels of men.  (World War II 7 Fate)  Dunkirk ***** 2017 starring Tom Hardy & Mark Rylance & Cilliam Murphy & Kenneth Branagh & Barry Keoghan & James D’Arcy & Aneurin Bernard & Harry Styles & Jack Lowden & Tom Glynn-Carney & Fionn Whitehead et al, director Christopher Nolan, bloke on boat