MEREDITH, Owen Quotes
(1831-1891), pseudonym of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, English poet
We are our own fates.—Our deeds are our own doomsmen.—Man's life was made not for creeds, but actions.
We are but the instruments of heaven; our work is not design, but destiny.
No life can be pure in its purpose, and strong in its strife, and all life not be purer and stronger thereby.
Genius does what it must, and talent what it can.
In life there are meetings which seem like a fate.
Sorrows humanize our race; tears are the showers that fertilize the world.
That is best which God sends; it was his will; it is mine.