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QUOTES ON DESTINY


For what is destined for us mortal men, there is no escape.

SOPHOCLES, Antigone

Destiny waits in the hand of God, not in the hands of statesmen.

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

It is a mistake to imagine that man can exhaust his destiny, or can reach the bottom of anything whatever. Alas! what are all these destinies thus driven pell-mell? whither go they? why are they so? He who knows that, sees all the shadow. He is alone. His name is God.

VICTOR HUGO, Les Misérables

The strangeness of destiny stabbed him with fear.

THOMAS WOLFE, Look Homeward, Angel

Whatever we may do to try to shape our destiny, the end is with the Gods.

MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY, The Mists of Avalon

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