Now before we start let us for a moment pray to the Power who shapes the destinies
of men, and who ages since has marked out our paths, that it may please Him to direct our steps in accordance with His will.
Well," he said, as he quitted the royal apartment, "I seem now to be mixed up historically with the destinies
of the king and of the minister; it will be written, that M.
Fate had seen fit to direct him to other destinies
, had hurried him from point to point, and dropped him at last upon this little wedge of rock between the cataracts.
We are still alive, and while we live we may yet endeavour to direct our own destinies
Dorothea knew many passages of Pascal's Pensees and of Jeremy Taylor by heart; and to her the destinies
of mankind, seen by the light of Christianity, made the solicitudes of feminine fashion appear an occupation for Bedlam.
Miss Penelope is the daughter of a country which is still young, which has all its future before it, and which, has proclaimed to the world its fixed intention of controlling its own destinies
How deeply are our destinies
influenced by the most trifling causes
in repealing the Perpetual Edict, and re-establishing the office of Stadtholder in favour of William of Orange, for whom the hand of Providence had traced out ulterior destinies
on the hidden map of the future.
As I look back I see clearly how our lives and destinies
are shaped by the merest chance.