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Destiny is not a matter of chance,
by William Jennings Bryan

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

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The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Do not compute the totality of your poultry population
until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
- William Jennings Bryan

There can be no settlement of a great cause without discussion,
and people will not discuss a cause until their attention is drawn to it.
- William Jennings Bryan

 

If we have to give up either religion or education,
we should give up education.
- William Jennings Bryan

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

I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.
- William Jennings Bryan

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None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves,
as those who have nothing to do.
Only the active have the true relish of life.
- William Jennings Bryan

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
- William Jennings Bryan

Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest
spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest
guesses advanced in the name of science.
- William Jennings Bryan

All the ills from which America suffers can be traced
to the teaching of evolution.
- William Jennings Bryan

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear,
but rather from heart to heart.
- William Jennings Bryan

The humblest citizen of all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
- William Jennings Bryan

Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right,
for the minority which is right will one day be the majority.
- William Jennings Bryan

Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual
to protect his own rights;
American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
- William Jennings Bryan

If the Bible had said that Jonah swallowed the whale,
I would believe it.
- William Jennings Bryan

My place in history will depend on what I can do for
the people and not on what the people can do for me.
- William Jennings Bryan

There is no more reason to believe that man descended
from some inferior animal than there is to believe
that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage.
- William Jennings Bryan

One miracle is just as easy to believe as another.
- William Jennings Bryan

The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid
by their money shall rob their children of faith in
God and send them back to their homes skeptical,
or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.
- William Jennings Bryan

This is not a contest between persons.
The humblest citizen in all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty -
the cause of humanity.
- William Jennings Bryan

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all
around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments -
a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.
- William Jennings Bryan

The Imperial German Government will not expect the
Government of the United States to omit any word or
any act necessary to the performance of its sacred
duty of maintaining the rights of the United States
and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
- William Jennings Bryan

Burn down your cities and leave our farms,
and your cities will spring up again as if by magic;
but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the
streets of every city in the country.
- William Jennings Bryan

If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat
can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections,
will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?
- William Jennings Bryan

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

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

The path to love ... is our spiritual destiny.
- Deepak Chopra

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny.
- Kamran Hamid

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

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to
help you in times of need.
You have to get your education.
Then nobody can control your destiny.
- Charles Barkley

The turkey has a destiny which ends on San Martino's day.
- Waverley Lewis Root

It is the destiny of the people of Haiti to suffer.
- Jean Claude Duvalier

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

It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives
a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.
- Eric Hoffer

Destiny has two ways of crushing us -
by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

If it is nothingness that awaits us,
let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny,
even though without hope of victory.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Lebanon will be engulfed again in a huge power game
that will last quite a long time.
This is the tragic destiny of Lebanon.
- Walid Jumblatt

American future lies in the East.
The great free markets of the Pacific Rim are the American destiny.
- Donald Freed

Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny;
he thinks he is the world for something important,
and it gives him drive and confidence.
- Benjamin Spock

Sow an act and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
- Charles Reade

Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant.
Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile:
Water before the faithful,
blood before the unbeliever.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Character is destiny.
- Heraclitus

Your destiny is my destiny.
Your happiness is my happiness.
- Islom Karimov

To be a Jew is a destiny.
- Vicki Baum

So we've moved from an era when women's biology was
women's destiny to today,
which is an era in which men's biology is men's destiny.
- Warren Farrell

Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into
the mysterious urn of destiny.
- Friedrich Schiller

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
- Ambrose Bierce

Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays
the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow.
- Dennis Banks

Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it,
to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
- Henry Miller

For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now -
I thought for a long-
time I would become a go-kart mechanic,
or a job like this, not an F1 driver.
- Fernando Alonso

Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency,
that we have one country, one constitution,
one destiny.
- Daniel Webster

A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny.
It is this factor which makes neo-colonialism such
a serious threat to world peace.
- Kwame Nkrumah

But myth is something else than an explanation of the world,
of history, and of destiny.
- Paul Ricoeur

The Destiny of every Nation is bound to the Destiny of all Others.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business,
the logical destiny of bores.
- Barry Humphries

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed
to become to fulfill his destiny.
- Paul Tillich

The spirit and determination of the people to chart
their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs.
- Matt Blunt

Children...
are our legacy.
Our responsibility.
They are our destiny and we are theirs.
The extent to which we fail as parents,
we fail as God's children.
- Dirk Benedict

Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal

We must regain the confidence and drive to decide our own destiny.
- Moo-hyum Roh

We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California.
It is Manifest Destiny.
- William McKinley

We have our own history, our own language,
our own culture.
But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people -
history has made us all South Africans.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi


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