Do you believe you have a destiny? A sole purpose you were put on the earth for?
There is no denying the popularity of novels like Lord of the Rings or the Harry Potter series. Perhaps they resonate with us for another reason. The undeniable feeling that you are here for a larger purpose. Your own hero’s journey.
You may have recognized your destiny early on, or you may still be trying to figure it out. Wherever you are on your path, here are 20 destiny quotes to keep you inspired.
“Destiny is not a 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
“It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.”
“I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.”
Leonardo da Vinci
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I’m a believer in fate and in fulfilling your destiny. I’ve always had a kind of inner voice that I have learned to listen to.”
“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.”
Mark Victor Hansen
“You are the master or your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
“I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny.”
“You will never fulfill your destiny doing work you despise.”
John C. Maxwell
“Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.”
Alfred A. Montapert
“We can’t become anything we want to be. We come into this world with a specific, personal destiny. We have a job to do, a calling to enact, a self to become. We are who are from the cradle, and we’re stuck with it. Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it. If we are born to paint, it’s our job to become a painter. If we are born to raise and nurture children, it’s our job to become a mother. If we were born to overthrow the order of ignorance and injustice in the world, it’s our job to realize it and get down to business.”
“One often meets their destiny on their way to somewhere else.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
“You are the master of your own destiny. Use your strengths well. They are the keys to your destiny and your success in life. Once you know yourself and take action to realize your dreams, you can unlock the doors to your own potential.”
“There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore.”
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and they day you find out why.”
“Control your own destiny or someone else will.”
Do you have a favorite quote or one that is not listed? Let me know in the comments below.