A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on control, destiny, and failure

We fail to see that we can control our own destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on change, desires, destiny, habits, thought, and wishes

Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on abuse, america, destiny, failure, freedom, goals, and slavery

If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now surely fail. . . . Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho' we may be, our destiny is tied up with America's destiny.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter, April 1963, from Birmingham Jail, AL.

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A Quote by Martin Buber on destiny, divinity, meaning, sports, and world

The world is not divine sport, it is divine destiny. There is a divine meaning of the world, of man, of human persons, of you and me.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on dedication, destiny, effort, faith, imagination, life, energy, men, and peace

No man should think that peace comes easily. Peace does not come by merely wanting it, or shouting for it, or marching down Main Street for it. Peace is built brick by brick, mortared by the stubborn effort and the total energy and imagination of able and dedicated men. And it is built in the living faith that, in the end, man can and will master his own destiny.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

Source: The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963-1969, 1971.

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A Quote by Lord Southwood on destiny, independence, liberty, thought, and truth

The priceless heritage of the free and independent interchange of thought is not to be kept without ceaseless vigilance. Only by guarding the truth itself can we guard the greatest of all our liberties-the right to proclaim the truth. On that liberty rests the destiny of millions.

Lord Southwood

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on age, companions, destiny, genius, men, and posterity

What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable man!-To be regarded in his own age as a classic, and in ours as a companion! To receive from his contemporaries that full homage which men of genius have in general received only from posterity; to be more intimately known to posterity than other men are known to their contemporaries!

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Boswell's Life of Johnson (Croker's ed.). 1831. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by King Hussein of Jordan on challenge, defense, destiny, destruction, generations, laws, lies, life, military, mistakes, morality, nations, practicality, problems, progress, questions, religion, resolution, risk, technology, war, weapons, and wo

One of the most dramatic examples of the gaps between the world's technological progress and moral rectitude is nuclear weapons. The material tools of destruction have become so powerful that the world now lives under the constant shadow of total annihilation. The stakes are enormous, and mistakes never carried a higher risk. It is no longer a question of self-defense. It is a question of self-preservation. Nuclear war is not a military problem. It is a moral dilemma. The nuclear race involves not only a negation of law, but a negation of morality. The problem cannot be solved by practical expediency. Its only resolution lies in the application of the moral imperatives on which our religions and your nation was founded. This problem will be one of your generations' greatest challenges. How well equipped you are to handle it will determine your destiny.

King Hussein (1935 - 1999)

Source: Commencement Forum speech, graduation of his son Prince Feisal, Brown University, May 1985

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A Quote by Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard on confusion, destiny, and management

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)

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A Quote by Karl Friedrich Gauss on destiny, ethics, future, god, lies, mathematics, problems, science, and solution

There are problems to whose solution I would attach an infinitely greater importance than to those of mathematics, for example touching ethics, or our relation to God, or concerning our destiny and our future; but their solution lies wholly beyond us and completely outside the province of science.

Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777 - 1855)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. p. 314.

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