than ever before in human history, we share a common
destiny. We can master it only if we face it together.
And that, my friends, is why we have the United
yourself to the environment in which your lot has been cast,
and show true love to the fellow-mortals with whom destiny
has surrounded you."
-- Marcus Aurelius (2nd century A.D.)
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
- William Jennings Bryan
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.
will be the immediate test of our ability to unite
this Nation, and it can also be the standard around
which we rally. On the battlefield of energy we can
win for our Nation a new confidence, and we can seize
control again of our common destiny.
main failure of education is that it has not prepared
people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
new education must be less concerned with sophistication
than compassion. It must recognize the hazards of
tribalism. It must teach man the most difficult lesson
of all—to look at someone anywhere in the world and
be able to see the image of himself. The old emphasis
upon superficial differences that separate peoples
must give way to education for citizenship in the
human community. With such an education and with such
self-understanding, it is possible that some nation
or people may come forward with the vital inspiration
that men need no less than food. Leadership on this
higher level does not require mountains of gold or
thundering propaganda. It is concerned with human
destiny. Human destiny is the issue. People will respond."
just have this absolute belief that humans are moving
away from cruelty and destruction towards a time when
we can truly live in harmony with nature. When we
understand that there is a spiritual power around
us from which we can draw strength. That is where
I believe human destiny ultimately is taking us. I
just hope we have time."
the poor person does not exist as an inescapable fact of
destiny. His or her existence is not politically neutral,
and it is not ethically innocent. The poor are a by-product
of the system in which we live and for which we are responsible.
They are marginalized by our social and cultural world.
They are the oppressed, exploited proletariat, robbed of
the fruit of their labor and despoiled of their humanity.
Hence the poverty of the poor is not a call to generous
relief action, but a demand that we go and build a different
-- Gustavo Gutierrez
is something not be to desired and not to be avoided,
a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that
the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are
caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied
in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one
directly, affects all indirectly.
Luther King, Jr
the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition
we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of
America is freedom, abused and scorned tho' we may
be, our destiny is tied up with America's destiny.”
Luther King, Jr.
is a destiny which makes us brothers;
None goes his way alone."
-- Edwin Markham
man gotta right to decide his own destiny.”
a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those
who are opposed to us..... The old "manifest destiny" idea
ought to be modified so that each nation has the manifest
destiny to do the best it can - and that without cant, without
the assumption of self-righteousness and with a desire to
learn to the uttermost from other nations.
-- Francis John McConnell
thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
-- David O. McKay
is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our
destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by
all those men and women who are not content to settle
for the world as it is; who have courage to remake
the world as it should be.
don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing
I do know: the only ones among you who will be really
happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."
essence of spirituality is the duty to live to its
full the glorious destiny of being human. The purpose
of religion should be to empower all people in this
adventure of living with dignity and fulfillment.
I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of
the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave
off eating animals.
women have the same capacity and potential for power
to allow us to be participants in our own destiny.”
is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we are
except in Joy. Not knowing Joy, we do not know ourselves."