They pulled my name out of a hat! I think it's fate.
He was a tired man, ... Also, I think, a man resigned to his fate.
I would rather have my fate in the hands of 23 representative citizens of the county than in the hands of a politically appointed judge.
I am a possibilist. I believe that humanity is master of its own fate... Before we can change direction, we have to question many of the assumptions underlying our current philosophy. Assumptions like bigger is better; you can't stop progress; no speed is too fast; globalization is good. Then we have to replace them with some different assumptions: small is beautiful; roots and traditions are worth preserving; variety is the spice of life; the only work worth doing is meaningful work; biodiversity is the necessary pre-condition for human survival.
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.
I was raised to believe that God has a plan for everyone and that seemingly random twists of fate are all a part of His plan.
That was a good twist of fate for me. I really didn't plan on doing it as a career, but got into it and realized I had the mental capacities for what it took. I have no regrets; it's been a good living, a good life.
We should let the people of the Northwest decide the fate of Snake River salmon. This resolution is designed to take dam removal off the table before the public has a chance to weigh in. The Corps of Engineers is just about to release its five-year, $20 million study, but this resolution is trying to prejudge what should be a public decision.
Really, and this can be said now, Kenneth Gluck was threatened with the sad fate of the beheaded English hostages.
To be having a rest at a crucial juncture in the one-day series is tempting fate and opening the door to both Sri Lanka and South Africa, who will see this move as a lack of respect and be motivated by it.
The fate of millions of people in Serbia-Montenegro who want a better future for themselves and their families is more important than the fate of individuals indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
I think we said everything that we wanted to say. We spoke about responsibility, the fate of children that survived; we spoke about the dead, those who didn't live to grow old; we spoke about irresponsibility and negligence.
Serenely full, the epicure would say, Fate cannot harm me, I have dined today.
The workers need to decide their own fate. We should also be part of the process.
Sentiment for gold is improving but the outlook largely depends on the fate of crude oil prices.
Life in exile, abroad, in a foreign element ... a premonition of your own book-form fate, of being lost on the shelf among those with whom all you have in common is the first letter of your surname.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I cannot go.
Beyond the limits of a vulgar fate, / Beneath the good how far - but far above the great.
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
What is a modern poet's fate?/ To write his thoughts upon a slate;/ The critic spits on what is done,/ Gives it a wipe" - and all is gone.
It was almost like fate, ... Like it was meant to be.
He's such a cold-blooded psychopath that he deserves the fate that awaits him on Wednesday.
So complicated to escape fate. And you can never understand til' we trade places.
I couldn't ask for anything more. They pitched a good game, they deserved a better fate, but Wally pitched a good game, too. ... Wally matched us pitch for pitch. You just tip your hat to him.
Syrians do not want to have the same fate as Iraqis. One of the regime's strongest points is the weakness of the Iraq model.