We make our fortunes and we call them fate.
The wheel goes round and round, some are up and some are on the down, and still the wheel goes round.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.
Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!
One must either be the hammer or the anvil.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Whatever limits us we call fate.
Every one is the architect of his own fortune.
Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.