destiny

A Quote by Dave Sim on certainty, destiny, justice, mind, problems, and solution

The problem is maddening. The thing you seek is so close, you feel you could reach out and touch it. You feel it is your immutable destiny to do so. You have not come this far and at such a cost merely to turn around and go back. There is a solution. Of this you are certain. Now, no longer a game of mass, a game of destiny, it has become, instead a contest of wills. You focus on That Which You Seek as if your gaze alone might bring it closer or narrow the distance between you. Just as it feels as if your mind itself will explode from the strain.

Dave Sim (1957 -)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on constitution, country, and destiny

One country, one constitution, one destiny.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, March 15, 1837. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 349.

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on destiny

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We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Chiang Kai-shek on destiny

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We write our own destiny . . . we become what we do.

Chiang Kai-shek

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A Quote by Charles Reade on character, destiny, habits, and thought

Sow a Thought, and you reap an Act; Sow an Act, and you reap a Habit; Sow a Habit, and you reap a Character; Sow a Character, and you reap a Destiny.

Charles Reade (1814 - 1884)

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A Quote by Carl Schurz on destiny, guidance, idealism, and success

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz (1829 - 1906)

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on dawn, day, destiny, heart, hope, justice, mountains, satisfaction, sleep, world, and worry

I want to do the right thing, but often I don't know just what the right thing is. Every day I know I have come short of what I would like to have done. Yet as the years pass and I see the very world itself, with its oceans and mountains and plains, as something unfinished, a peculiar little satisfaction hunts out the corners of my heart. Sunsets and evening shadows find me regretful at task's undone, but sleep and the dawn and the air of the morning touch me with freshening hopes. Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Source: The Lyceumite

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A Quote by Bernard de Voto on achievement, america, civilization, destiny, life, and stability

New England is a finished place. Its destiny is that of Florence or Venice, not Milan while the American empire careens onward toward its unpredicted end. . . . It is the first American section to be finished to achieve stability in the conditions of its life. It is the first old civilization, the first permanent civilization in America.

Bernard de Voto (1897 - 1955)

Source: New England: There She Stands. In Harper's Magazine, March 1932

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A Quote by Archibald Rutledge on destiny, eternity, and solitude

It takes solitude, under the stars, for us to be reminded of our eternal origin and our far destiny.

Archibald Rutledge

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A Quote by André Maurois on character, destiny, and habits

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.

Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)

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