Quotes about destiny

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„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.“

—  Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -566 - -483 BC
G. K. Chesterton, in "On Holland" in Illustrated London News (29 April 1922)

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„We cannot rest while Brazilians are going hungry, while families are living in the streets, while poor children are abandoned to their own fates and while crack and crack dens rule.“

—  Dilma Rousseff 36th President of Brazil 1947
First speech http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/01/dilma-rousseff-wins-brazil-president after being elected President, October 31.

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„The self… is not an organic thing that has a specific location, whose fundamental fate is to be born, to mature, to die; it is a dramatic effect arising diffusely from a scene that is presented.“

—  Erving Goffman Sociologist, writer, academic 1922 - 1982
p 252; Cited in: Javier Trevino, Goffman's Legacy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003, p. 55.

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„Fate withstands.“

—  Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 BC
Fata obstant. Line 440 (tr. Fairclough)

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„When an inner situation is not made conscious it appears outside as fate.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

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„Greater fates gain greater rewards“

—  Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535 - -475 BC
As quoted by The Fragments of the Work of Heraclitus of Ephesus on Nature; Translated from the Greek Text of Bywater, with an Introduction Historical and Critical, by G. T. W. Patrick. Page 108 https://books.google.com/books?id=gLxQZb3TMYgC&lpg=PA108&ots=RUCu2BIyRB&dq=Greater%20fates%20gain%20greater%20rewards.&pg=PA108#v=onepage&q=Greater%20fates%20gain%20greater%20rewards.&f=false Alternative translation: Big results require big ambitions.

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