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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on agreement, fate, gold, love, and wishes

'T is an old tale and often told; But did my fate and wish agree, Ne'er had been read, in story old, Of maiden true betray'd for gold, That loved, or was avenged, like me.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on fate and time

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"Lambe them, lads! lambe them!" a cant phrase of the time derived from the fate of Dr. Lambe, an astrologer and quack, who was knocked on the head by the rabble in Charles the First's time.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Peveril of the Peak. Chap. xlii.

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on fate, friendship, interest, realism, and success

A thing that many young fellows don't seem to realism at first is that success depends on oneself and not on a kindly fate, nor on the interest of powerful friends.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Charles Percy Snow on decisions, fate, life, power, and trust

No one is fit to be trusted with power. . . . No one. . . . Any man who has lived at all knows the follies and wickedness he's capable of. If he does not know it, he is not fit to govern others. And if he does know it, he knows also that neither he nor any man ought to be allowed to decide a single human fate.

Sir Charles Percy Snow (1905 - 1980)

Source: The Light and the Dark, 1961

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A Quote by Simonides of Ceos on death, fame, fate, fighting, freedom, lies, and virtue

If to die honorably is the greatest Part of virtue, for us fate's done her best. Because we fought to crown Greece with freedom We lie here enjoying timeless fame.

Simonides of Ceos (c.556 - 468 BC)

Source: For the Athenian Dead at Plataia

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A Quote by Simonides of Ceos on fate and life

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We did not flinch but gave our lives to save Greece when her fate hung on a razor's edge.

Simonides of Ceos (c.556 - 468 BC)

Source: Cenotaph at the Isthmos

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A Quote by Sarah Knowles Bolton on envy, failure, faith, fate, fear, fighting, fortune, god, heart, heroism, hope, justice, life, love, planning, trust, words, work, world, and zest

The Inevitable I like the man who faces what he must, With step triumphant and a heart of cheer; Who fights the daily battle without fear; Sees his hopes fail, yet keeps unfaltering trust That God is God,-that somehow true and just His plans work out for mortals; not a tear Is shed when fortune, which the world holds dear, Falls from his grasp - better, with love, a crust Than living in dishonor; envies not, Nor loses faith in man; but does his best, Nor ever murmurs at his humbler lot But with a smile and words of hope, gives zest To every toiler; he alone is great Who by a life heroic conquers fate.

Sarah Knowles Bolton (1841 - 1916)

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A Quote by Sanjay Singh on control, emptiness, and fate

Fate is the one thing that controls us all It is our master We live only to serve it It taunts us And it mocks us It finally becomes tired with us And leaves us as an empty shell

Sanjay Singh

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on fate and ignorance

Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate, Roll darkling down the torrent of his fate?

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 345.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on fate, love, money, and power

For money has a power above The stars and fate, to manage love.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras

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