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We create our fate every day . . . most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior.
Notions of chance and fate are the preoccupation of men engaged in rash undertakings.

Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
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
My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn
All things are in fate, yet all things are not decreed by fate
Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate
Fate hath no voice but the heart's impulse
Fate is unpenetrated causes
Many have reached their fate while dreading fate
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."