Quotes on Destiny and Ultimate Destiny
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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
in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. - Anthony Robbins
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
ultimate destiny is to become one with the Divine Power which governs and
sustains the creation and its creatures.
-Alfred A. Montapert
choice - not chance - that determines your destiny. Jean Nidetch
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)
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)
is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his
- Paul Tillich, US (German-born) Protestant theologian
(1886 - 1965)
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)
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.
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
- Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher &
physician (1875 - 1965)
not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs
from the deepest source of destiny.
comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is
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
problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of
human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy
lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits
decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
- Tyron Edwards
us follow our destiny, ebb and flow. Whatever may happen, we master fortune
by accepting it.
your destiny or somebody else will.
- Jack Welch
centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
- Chuang-tzu, (369 BC - 286 BC)
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
- Albert Pike
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
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.
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