destiny

A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on aim, destiny, earth, and understanding

Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: L'Etre et le Néant (Being and Nothingness), 1943

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on america, destiny, and education

. . . It was in masking education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on america, destiny, and education

It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: New England Two Centuries ago.

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on adoption, destiny, education, family, future, preparation, presidency, questions, society, spirituality, teachers, and truth

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May, 1895, at Madanapalle, a small village in south India. Soon after moving to Madras with his family in 1909, Krishnamurti was adopted by Mrs. Annie Besant, President of the Theosophical Society. She was convinced that he was to become a great spiritual teacher. Three years later she took him to England to be educated in preparation for his future role. An organization was set up to promote this role. In 1929, after many years of questioning himself and the destiny imposed upon him, Krishnamurti disbanded this organisation, turning away all followers saying: Truth is a pathless land. . . .

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Background & brief history

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A Quote by I Ching on change, creativity, destiny, harmony, and nature

The way of the creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the great harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.

I Ching

Source: the I Ching

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A Quote by Heraclitus on character and destiny

Character is destiny.

Heraclitus (c.540 - c.475 BC)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on destiny and fame

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Miller on acceptance and destiny

Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on animals, destiny, doubt, and improvement

I have no doubt that it is part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals as surely as the savage tribes left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on cats and destiny

What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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