The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day, The great, the important day, big with the fate Of Cato, and of Rome.joseph addison
As lines so loves oblique may well Themselves in every angle greet But ours so truly parallel, Though infinite can never meet. Therefore the love which doth us bind, But fate so enviously debars, Is the conjunction of the mind, And opposition of the stars.Andrew Marvell
While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things,The fate of empires and the fall of kings;While quacks of State must each produce his plan,And even children lisp the Rights of Man;Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention,The Rights of Woman merit some attention.Robert Burns
Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany's final fate is at stake.franz von papen
Blue! Gentle cousin of the forest-green, Married to green in all the sweetest flowers— Forget-me-not,—the blue bell,—and, that queen Of secrecy, the violet: what strange powers Hast thou, as a mere shadow! But how great, When in an Eye thou art alive with fate!john keats
Necessity and chance Approach not me, and what I will is fate.john milton
This is the voice of high midsummer's heat. The rasping vibrant clamour soars and shrills O'er all the meadowy range of shadeless hills, As if a host of giant cicadae beat The cymbals of their wings with tireless feet, Or brazen grasshoppers with triumphing note From the long swath proclaimed the fate that smote The clover and timothy-tops and meadowsweet.Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings: Scepter and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.james shirley
What do you think would be my fate if my misguided countrymen were to take me prisoner?benedict arnold
The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls — the worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning.Henry David Thoreau
For whatever reasons, Ray, call it . . . fate, call it luck, call it karma. I believe everything happens for a reason. I believe that we were destined to get thrown out of this dump.Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis Ghostbusters (1984), by "Dr. Peter Venkman".
My fate cries out, And makes each petty artery in this body As hardy as the Numean lion's nerve.william shakespeare
Blue! Gentle cousin of the forest-green, Married to green in all the sweetest flowers Forget-me-not, the blue bell, and, that queen Of secrecy, the violet: what strange powers Hast thou, as a mere shadow! But how great, When in an Eye thou art alive with fate!john keats
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance, which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.John Philpot Curran, "Speech Upon the Right of Election" (1790), published in Thomas Osborne Davis, ed., The Speeches of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran (1871), p. 105.
We did not flinch but gave our lives to save Greece when her fate hung on a razor's edge.From the Cenotaph at the Isthmos
The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death , because they are greater than anything he finds in himself , and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.Bertrand Russell, in A Free Man's Worship (1903)
A belief in the purposeful complexity of fate is always more comforting than random, straightforward facts. This may be why Mother preferred to believe in Atlantis and UFOs rather than in virtually everything else.bradley denton
To punish me for my contempt of authority, fate has made me an authority myself.Albert Einstein
The battellis and the man I will discriue,Fra Troyis boundis first that fugitiueBy fate to Italie come and coist lauyne,Ouer land and se cachit with meikill pyneBy force of goddis aboue fra euery stedeOf cruel luno throw auld remembrit feid:Grete payne in batelles sufferit he also,Or he his goddis brocht in LatioAnd belt the ciete, fra quham of nobil fameThe latyne peopill taken has thare name,And eke the faderis, princis of Alba,Come, and the walleris of grete Rome alsua.Gavin Douglas
One common fate we both must prove; You die with envy, I with love.john gay
But what is to be the fate of the great wen of all? The monster, called, by the silly coxcombs of the press, "the metropolis of the empire"?william cobbett
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