What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
* Samuel Beckett
These struggling tides of life that seem
In wayward, aimless course to tend,
Are eddies of the mighty stream
That rolls to its appointed end.
* William Cullen Bryant
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.
* G. K. Chesterton
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
* Sir Winston Churchill
Remember that you are an actor in a drama, of such a part as it may please the master to assign you, for a long time or for a little as he may choose. And if he will you to take the part of a poor man, or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen, then may you act that part with grace! For to act well the part that is allotted to us, that indeed is ours to do, but to choose it is another's.
Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that.
* Oscar Wilde