A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on beethoven and fate

I shall seize Fate by the throat; it shall certainly not bend and crush me completely.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Source: Letter to F. G. Wegeler, 1801

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, character, fate, eudaimonia, culture, potential, arete, and determinism

Nietzsche is a determinist like Spinoza, a fatalist like the Greeks: character is fate, we only become what we already are (Aristotle's more genteel expression: no one achieves arete IN SPITE OF his base of natural potential, only because of it). Aristic moral "fiber" must exist first of all as an instinctive imperative, and second as an imperative of character, before it can be cultivated by an appropriate directorial culture. The resources that make human beings ultimately philosophical or spiritual (Aristotelian eudaimonia) are so profound and structural that of course they cannot be "learned"; if one has them, they can be developed and cultured, but that is not the same thing as "acquiring" them.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Peg Papanek on love, lost love, disappointment, and fate

Just because you're in love with someone doesn't mean you have any business being in a relationship with them.

Peg Papanek

Source: Friend of a friend

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on fate and making a living

I resolved to take fate by the throat and shake a living out of her.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Quentin Crisp on fate, choice, and action

Believe in fate, but lean forward where fate can see you.

Quentin Crisp (1908 -)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on jung, fate, gnostic, subconscious, unconscious, manifest, situation, inner, and conscious

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Carl Jung

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on life, imagination, imaginary, change, parting, leaving, flux, distance, fate, time, crossroads, fiction, past, present, future, adventure, character, picaresque, road, travel, author, writing, luke soloman, and free novel

I didn’t look back. I couldn’t. Such is life, imaginary or otherwise: a continuous parting of ways, a constant flux of approximation and distanciation, lines of fate intersecting at a point which is no-time, a theoretical crossroads fictitiously “present,” an unstable ice floe forever drifting between was and will be. The Adventure called and I followed with my thumb like a character being written by an intractable author. Which, of course, I was.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 85

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on parents, children, ancestors, karma, and fate

I feel very strongly that I am under the influence of things or questions which were left incomplete and unanswered by my parents and grandparents and more distant ancestors. It often seems as if there were an impersonal karma within a family which is passed on from parents to children. It has always seemed to me that I had to answer questions which fate had posed to my forefathers, and which had not yet been answered, or as if I had to complete, or perhaps continue, things which previous ages had left unfinished.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Memories, Dreams, Reflections (Vintage)

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A Quote by Peliguin on love, peace, happiness, soul awakening, bliss, soul, spiritual, spiritual enlightenment, spiritual journey, fable, parable, allegory, dream within a dream, wisdom, divine, fate, destiny, sacred, and life

"At the moment of our birth we must also walk in the presence of our death and so I cannot tarry for want of safety nor shelter. All things must awaken to their fate and my destiny is already with you."

Robin Craig Clark

Source: The Garden, Pages: 33

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