Fate Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Fate quotes and Fate sayings, and Fate proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade."

Dale Carnegie

"Fate pulls you in different directions."

Clint Eastwood

"When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. "

Carl Jung

"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."


"Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends."

Benjamin Disraeli

"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."

Donald Trump

"Fate loves the fearless."

James Russell Lowell

"Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential."

Les Brown

"It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."

William Ernest Henley

"Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift."

Dante Alighieri

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible."

Lisa Kleypas

"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you’ll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. and you’ll survive"

Cassandra Clare

"Yet it would be your duty to bear it, if you could not avoid it: it is weak and silly to say you cannot bear what it is your fate to be required to bear."

Charlotte Bronte

"I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed."

Paulo Coehlo

"Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

Steve Jobs

"There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed."

Napoleon Bonaparte

"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

"Nothing happens by chance, my friend… No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long."

Richard Bach

"Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat."

Elizabeth Bowen

"Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time."

Marcus Aurelius

"Man may his fate foresee, but not prevent … ‘Tis better to be fortunate than wise."

John Webster

"Man is manacled only by himself; thought and action are the jailers of Fate."

James Allen

"We seal our fate with the choices we make."

Gloria Estefan

"You cannot be lost on a road that is straight."


"Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny."

Kin Hubbard

"It lies not in our power to love, or hate, For will in us is over-rul’d by fate."

Christopher Marlowe

"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

"I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."

Ronald Reagan

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