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
On a windswept hill
by a billowing sea,
my destiny sits
and waits for me.
~Robert Brault
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
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
He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned. ~Author Unknown
Fate laughs at probabilities. ~E.G. Bulwer-Lytton
They… who await
No gifts from Chance, have conquered Fate.
~Matthew Arnold, “Resignation,” 1849
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
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. ~Jean de La Fontaine
The last I heard from my destiny, it wanted me to make a legal U-Turn at my next opportunity. ~Robert Brault
Angels deliver Fate to our doorstep – and anywhere else it is needed. ~Jessi Lane Adams
We cannot bear to regard ourselves simply as playthings of blind chance; we cannot admit to feeling ourselves abandoned. ~Ugo Betti, Struggle till Dawn, 1949
You know that saying, that when God closes a door he opens a window, well, sometimes out of nowhere he’ll do you one better and he’ll kick a whole wall down. ~Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, Glee, “Furt”
Alas, by the time Fate caught up with my life, Chance had it all planned. ~Robert Brault
There is an unseen life that dreams us. It knows our true direction and destiny. We can trust ourselves more than we realize and we need have no fear of change. ~John O’Donohue
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
Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. ~Albert Einstein
Our destiny hides among our free choices, disguised as the free-est of all. ~Robert Brault
I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate. ~Lucan
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune. ~Plutarch
Fate, Chance, God’s Will – we all try to account for our lives somehow. What are the chances that two raindrops, flung from the heavens, will merge on a windowpane? Gotta be Fate. ~Robert Brault