A person couldn't avoid fate, but they could control the way they responded to it.
"It's your fate," she reminded herself.
She hesitated, sensing that entering his domain would somehow seal her to a fate she didn't yet understand.
I have had everything removed, and it only remains for me to weep over the fate of my fatherland.
We have constructed a fate, an Atropos, that never turns aside.
I only wonder that the fate of Russia could have been entrusted to such a man.
In Petersburg he now experienced the same feeling he had had on the eve of a battle, when troubled by anxious curiosity and irresistibly attracted to the ruling circles where the future, on which the fate of millions depended, was being shaped.
Fate had a way of setting her up.
As for the Swedes--it is their fate to be governed by mad kings.
Her eyes flew up to him at the words Fate had spoken to her.
Why has fate given you two such splendid children?
Your Minister may perhaps be good as a Minister, but as a general he is not merely bad but execrable, yet to him is entrusted the fate of our whole country....
"Was it not fate that brought him to Bogucharovo, and at that very moment?" thought Princess Mary.
Was Darkyn or Fate right about what was supposed to happen?
And besides, the fate of the Fatherland did not depend on whether they took the Saltanov dam or not, as we are told was the case at Thermopylae.
"If it helps, you are the only pure soul in Hell," Fate said, reading her expression.
Read your fate, see what is before you, and walk on into futurity.
Others despised humans, but the fact that this one hesitated to abandon the woman to her fate told Jule more than the most discreet of immortals probably intended.
He said no more, but expressed his resignation to cruel fate by a gesture.
The princess saw that her father regarded the matter with disapproval, but at that moment the thought occurred to her that her fate would be decided now or never.
It is such men as he who decide the fate of nations, added Bolkonski with a sigh he could not suppress, as they passed out of the palace.
And really another French soldier, trailing his musket, ran up to the struggling men, and the fate of the red-haired gunner, who had triumphantly secured the mop and still did not realize what awaited him, was about to be decided.
A week after the gazette report of the battle of Austerlitz came a letter from Kutuzov informing the prince of the fate that had befallen his son.
Yes, at once, that very instant, her fate would be decided.
Julie was at that stage in the life of a society woman when she feels that her last chance of marrying has come and that her fate must be decided now or never.
Since yesterday evening my fate has been sealed; to be loved by you or to die.
Yet some fate constantly threw them together.
And probably still more perturbed by the fact that he had uttered this obvious falsehood, and that Balashev still stood silently before him in the same attitude of submission to fate, Napoleon abruptly turned round, drew close to Balashev's face, and, gesticulating rapidly and energetically with his white hands, almost shouted:
And what a strange fate sent me here!
Wondering what twisted sister of fate thought him capable of mothering one let alone three people, he lifted her and laid her on the bed.
The fate awaiting the young man was one she wouldn't wish on anyone, even the Black God himself.
The period of the campaign of 1812 from the battle of Borodino to the expulsion of the French proved that the winning of a battle does not produce a conquest and is not even an invariable indication of conquest; it proved that the force which decides the fate of peoples lies not in the conquerors, nor even in armies and battles, but in something else.
Princess Mary, in her position as absolute and independent arbiter of her own fate and guardian and instructor of her nephew, was the first to be called back to life from that realm of sorrow in which she had dwelt for the first fortnight.
Modern history has rejected the beliefs of the ancients without replacing them by a new conception, and the logic of the situation has obliged the historians, after they had apparently rejected the divine authority of the kings and the "fate" of the ancients, to reach the same conclusion by another road, that is, to recognize (1) nations guided by individual men, and (2) the existence of a known aim to which these nations and humanity at large are tending.
Fate was as old as Darkyn.
I think this was a small thing they call fate, he assured them.
Though she couldn't see her own fate, she began to suspect which direction it'd take her in.
You'd been protected by other immortal beings called the Watchers until it was time for your fate to unravel.