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