Fate Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fate quotes, fate sayings, and fate proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Kin Hubbard

Failure and 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.

E.M. Forester

I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.     

Ludwig van Beethoven

Fate laughs at probabilities.     

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

They... who await No gifts from Chance, have conquered Fate.

Matthew Arnold

A door that seems to stand open must be a man's size, or it is not the door that Providence means for him.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.      

Steve Jobs

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.     

Lemony Snicket

Fate loves the fearless.

James Russell Lowell

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.     

William Ernest Henley

Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

Dante Alighieri

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.

Lisa Kleypas

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you'll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. and you'll survive

Cassandra Clare

Yet it would be your duty to bear it, if you could not avoid it: it is weak and silly to say you cannot bear what it is your fate to be required to bear.

Charlotte Bronte

I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.     

Paulo Coehlo

There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.

Napoleon Bonaparte

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.

Donald Trump

Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.     

Les Brown

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