Quotes about destiny

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„People usually blame themselves or “fate.”“

—  Jacque Fresco American futurist and self-described social engineer 1916 - 2017

However, when two cars collide at an intersection, should we blame the individual drivers, “fate,” or the way transportation is engineered so that it permits collisions in the first place?
Designing the Future (2007)

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„Fate and temperament are two words for one and the same concept.“

—  Hermann Hesse, book Demian

Source: Demian (1919), p. 162
Context: One of the aphorisms occurred to me now and I wrote it under the picture: "Fate and temperament are two words for one and the same concept." That was clear to me now.

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„Pluck up your hearts, since fate still rests our friend.“

—  Christopher Marlowe English dramatist, poet and translator 1564 - 1593

Aeneas, Act I, scene i, line 149
Dido (c. 1586)

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„To turn away from the enemy is cowardice. Misfortune is the fate of the enemy.“

—  Mehmed II Ottoman sultan 1432 - 1481

When he learned that the Crusaders had come toward him
Source: Ahmet Akgündüz - Mehmed's tolerance http://www.ahmetakyol.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9849&Itemid=47

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„One minute decides the outcome of a battle, one hour the success of a campaign, one day the fate of empires.“

—  Alexander Suvorov Russian military commander 1730 - 1800

other version: One minute can decide the outcome of the battle, one hour - the outcome of the campaign, and one day - the fate of the country.
"Encyclopedia of Russian History" - Page 1504 by James R. Millar - Soviet Union - 2004.

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Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum photo

„We do not hesitate to help and support the brother, the ill-fated friend or the needy wherever they are. This is our message to the world, and this is the United Arab Emirates.“

—  Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Emirati politician 1949

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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 -563 - -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.
2010

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