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Destiny QUOTES

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“More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.”
-- Kofi Annan

"Adapt yourself to the environment in which your lot has been cast,
and show true love to the fellow-mortals with whom destiny has surrounded you."
-- Marcus Aurelius (2nd century A.D.)

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

* The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
~ Jimmy Carter

Energy will be the immediate test of our ability to unite this Nation, and it can also be the standard around which we rally. On the battlefield of energy we can win for our Nation a new confidence, and we can seize control again of our common destiny.
~ Jimmy Carter

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
-- Norman Cousins

"The new education must be less concerned with sophistication than compassion. It must recognize the hazards of tribalism. It must teach man the most difficult lesson of all—to look at someone anywhere in the world and be able to see the image of himself. The old emphasis upon superficial differences that separate peoples must give way to education for citizenship in the human community. With such an education and with such self-understanding, it is possible that some nation or people may come forward with the vital inspiration that men need no less than food. Leadership on this higher level does not require mountains of gold or thundering propaganda. It is concerned with human destiny. Human destiny is the issue. People will respond."
-- Norman Cousins

"I just have this absolute belief that humans are moving away from cruelty and destruction towards a time when we can truly live in harmony with nature. When we understand that there is a spiritual power around us from which we can draw strength. That is where I believe human destiny ultimately is taking us. I just hope we have time."
~ Jane Goodall

But the poor person does not exist as an inescapable fact of destiny. His or her existence is not politically neutral, and it is not ethically innocent. The poor are a by-product of the system in which we live and for which we are responsible. They are marginalized by our social and cultural world. They are the oppressed, exploited proletariat, robbed of the fruit of their labor and despoiled of their humanity. Hence the poverty of the poor is not a call to generous relief action, but a demand that we go and build a different social order.
-- Gustavo Gutierrez

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided, a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
-- Dag Hammarskjöld

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr

“If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho' we may be, our destiny is tied up with America's destiny.”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.


"There is a destiny which makes us brothers;
None goes his way alone."
-- Edwin Markham

* “Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.”
-- Bob Marley

We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us..... The old "manifest destiny" idea ought to be modified so that each nation has the manifest destiny to do the best it can - and that without cant, without the assumption of self-righteousness and with a desire to learn to the uttermost from other nations.
-- Francis John McConnell

Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
-- David O. McKay

Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is; who have courage to remake the world as it should be.
-- Barack Obama

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."
-- Albert Schweitzer

* The essence of spirituality is the duty to live to its full the glorious destiny of being human. The purpose of religion should be to empower all people in this adventure of living with dignity and fulfillment.
-- Swami Agnivesh

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals.
-- Henry David Thoreau

* “We women have the same capacity and potential for power to allow us to be participants in our own destiny.”
~ Rafaela vos Obeso

"Joy is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we are except in Joy. Not knowing Joy, we do not know ourselves."
-- Marianne Williamson

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