Destiny Sayings and Quotes

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

If we would see the color of our future, we must look for it in our present; if we would gaze on the star of our destiny, we must look for it in our hearts.     

Canon Farrar

Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses.     


It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.     

Winston Churchill

Let us follow our destiny, ebb and flow. Whatever may happen, we master fortune by accepting it.     


Let us follow our destiny, ebb and flow. Whatever may happen, we master fortune by accepting it.     


Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.     

Jawaharlal Nehru

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny     

Kin Hubbard

If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.     

William McFee

Sometimes, perhaps, we are allowed to get lost that we may find the right person to ask directions of.     

Robert Brault

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it     

Diana Trilling

We determine our destiny by the actions we take today.     

Catherine Pulsifer

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.     

William Jennings Bryan

Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny     

Harry S Truman

Control your own destiny or someone else will.     

Jack Welch

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.     

Bob Marley

Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.     

Lawrence Block

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.     

Douglas Adams

I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.     

Rita Mero

I can't control my destiny, I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be. There's only now, there's only here. Give in to love or live in fear. No other path, no other way. No day but today.     

Johnathan Larson

It's choice--not chance--that determines your destiny.     

Jean Nidetch

Every individual has a place to fill in the world and it important in some respect whether he chooses to be or not.     

Nathaniel Hawthorne

You are the master of your own destiny. Use your strengths well. They are the keys to your destiny and your success in life. Once you know yourself and take action to realize your dreams, you can unlock the doors to your own potential.     

Neil Somerville

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.     


Live your own life, for you will surely die your own death.     

Latin Proverb

Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you     

Joshua Leonard

You can change things, you can make things better.     

Jeff Bridges

What happened happened. What's gonna happen, is gonna happen."     

Michael Pena

You have all the influence you choose to have.     

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Through readiness and discipline, we are the masters of our fate.     

Bill Paxton

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.     

James Allen

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

James Allen

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Marcus Aurelius

Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck.     

Richard Bach

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands: your own.     

Mark Victor Hansen

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


One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.     

Benjamin Disraeli

For Destiny never swerves nor yields to men the helm.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day brings forth a new destiny     

Edward Counsel

Who recollects distinctly his past adventures, knows his destiny to come.     

Johann Caspar Lavater

Destiny is not the same as fate. The word refers not to anything terrible or even to anything inevitable, in the usual sense of the word, but to the temporal and free unfolding of a person's essential being. A destiny is a spiritual drama.     

Gregory Wolfe

Destiny is consciousness of oneself, but consciousness of oneself as an enemy.     

Georg Wilhelm Frieidrich Hegel

You will never fulfill yourdestiny doing work you despise.     

John C. Maxwell

Giving offers us the opportunity to reshape our destiny. When you give, you are reshaping your destiny.     

T. B. Joshua

destiny isn t taken in by people trying to make what came first come afterwards.     

Jos Saramago

destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might .     

L. 103

Don't let your history interfere with yourdestiny.     

Steve Maraboli

Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us!     

Richard Bach

The destiny of every human being is decided by what goes on inside his skull when confronted by what goes on outside his skull.     

Eric Berne