Creators of our Destinies


We are the creators of our destinies. There is no master itinerary written out, planning our lives step by step. We make our own choices. Ultimately, these choices lead us all to the same destination—no one gets out of here alive, right? But, the sights we see along the way are totally dependent on where we decide to look. I’m not the only one who thinks like this. Here’s a list of quotes by some famous folks about the power we have over our own destinies.william_shakespeare

*   It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare

*  The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emersonrwemerson1859

*    Every people should be originators of their own destiny. Martin Delany


*   Control your own destiny or someone else will. Jack Welch


* 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

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*  Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. J.K. Rowlingjk_rowling


*  The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis


*    Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you’re about will come true. It’s a kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to your own self, because it’s a fragile feeling, and you put it out there, then someone will kill it. It’s best to keep that all inside. Bob Dylan

* I believe we make our own destinies, every last one of us. Morgan Rhodes (Rebel Spring)morganr

* Know what you want and reach out eagerly for it. Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great Mind)lailaha

* You speak of destiny as if it was fixed. Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass)


* It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.  Tony Robbins

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*Go, set goals, strive for greatness, find your destiny, and stop waiting around. Then, instead of  letting things happen to you, you’ll make things happen. Only then can you honestly say, “I did that.” J. Rae Moore

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About J. Rae Moore

Writer of MG and YA fantasy. Reader. Often confused.
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2 Responses to Creators of our Destinies

  1. Felicia says:

    Enlightening post!! 👍👍


  2. geo. raymond says:

    Where is the Trefology quote? (or is it this right here?)


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