Quotes on Destiny and Ultimate Destiny

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Perhaps the most important vision of all is to develop a sense of self, a sense of your own destiny,  a sense of your unique mission and role in life, a sense of purpose and meaning. - -Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. - Anthony Robbins
-Anthony Robbins

Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him. Henry Miller, The Wisdom of the Heart
-Henry Miller, The Wisdom of the Heart

Man's ultimate destiny is to become one with the Divine Power which governs and sustains the creation and its creatures.
-Alfred A. Montapert

It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny. Jean Nidetch
-Jean Nidetch

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
-William Jenning Bryan, US layer, orator & politician (1860-1925)

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
-Carl Schurz, US (German-born) general & politician (1829-1906)

Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.
- Paul Tillich, US (German-born) Protestant theologian (1886 - 1965)

Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
- George Santayana, "The German Mind: A Philosophical Diagnosis"
US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863 - 1952)

If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day.
- Unknown

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher & physician (1875 - 1965)

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. 
- Shakespeare

There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
- Schiller

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
- Longfellow

But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.
- John F. Kennedy 

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy 

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
- Tyron Edwards

Let us follow our destiny, ebb and flow. Whatever may happen, we master fortune by accepting it.
- Virgil

Control your destiny or somebody else will.
- Jack Welch

Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
- Chuang-tzu, (369 BC - 286 BC)

He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current... Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.
- Albert Pike

A new vision of development is emerging. Development is becoming a people-centered process, whose ultimate goal must be the improvement of the human condition.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Sow a thought and you reap an action;
sow an act and you reap a habit;
sow a habit and you reap a character;
sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Among the many attributions found for this: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Andre Maurois, Charles Reade, Buddist Proverb, Samuel Smiles, James Allen, George D. Boardman, and Francis E. Willard