destiny

A Quote by Robert Burton on destiny, heaven, and marriage

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on change, control, destiny, direction, force, history, and leadership

I don't think that a leader can control to any great extent his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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A Quote by Ray Stannard Baker on ability, acceptance, beginning, blindness, body, confidence, dawn, destiny, disease, doctors, effort, failure, fear, kindness, mind, nature, reason, rest, reward, security, struggle, suffering, time, tranquility, and yiel

Suddenly it came to me, as a kind of new light, that I would no longer resist and struggle; I would accept the unavoidable. If it was in the nature of my disease, what else that was wise could I do? At first the torment, ravaging unrestrained, seemed even worse than before. It consumed me utterly. But I had a glimmering sense that I was at least playing a voluntary part in my own destiny; that, somehow, I was substituting reason for blind, involuntary, fear-driven resistance. This effort I continued through the greater part of one terrible night, failing often, unable to yield completely, driven by red-hot scourges into the old resistances. At dawn, in spite of the best medication the doctors knew, I was exhausted, but I began to feel that I was on the way toward what might be, for me, a new method. This I practiced faithfully and with increasing confidence for some time. I no longer resisted the inevitable! I am not sure that there was a great decrease in the actual physical suffering; I do know that the period of the paroxysm was reduced, since resistance seemed merely to prolong it. But the great reward was in the mind: in my own ability to command myself in the face of such a catastrophe; to preserve my equanimity; to rest securely upon reason when panic might so easily overwhelm me. I had moments in the midst of such paroxysms during the earlier nights when I was so secure in mind, so tranquil, that I felt it did not much matter what happened to my body. Nothing could touch me.

Ray Stannard Baker (1870 - 1946)

Source: Under My Elm by David Grayson

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on adventure, country, destiny, gold, imagination, play, and war

The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers; a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, character, destiny, habits, and thought

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on destiny

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Enlarge not thy destiny, said the oracle: endeavor not to do more than is given thee in charge.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on destiny and effort

The efforts which we make to escape from our destiny only serve to lead us into it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on birth, danger, destiny, evil, and fear

They who talk much of destiny, their birth-star, etc., are in a lower dangerous plane, and invite the evils they fear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on belief, danger, destiny, duty, fate, friendship, good, and lies

Go face the fire at sea, or the cholera in your friend's house, or the burglar in your own, or what danger lies in the way of duty, knowing you are guarded by the cherubim of Destiny. If you believe in Fate to your harm, believe it, at least, for your good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life

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A Quote by R. Smith on destiny, life, and starting

Most of the critical things in life, which become the starting points of human destiny, are little things.

R. Smith

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