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Quotes of the Day for 17 May 2001 – Fate

I had a request for quotes on Fate a while back, but it seems that the collected wisdom in my database rejects the concept. I have to agree, a focus on fate seems like making the ultimate excuse.

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The quotes:

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
     - Albert Camus

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
     - G.K. Chesterton

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
     - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Actions are the seed of Fate. Deeds grow into Destiny.
     - A. L. Linall, Jr

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
     - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882 - 1945

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