"He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned."
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"If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water."
"Destiny is something men select; women achieve it only by default or stupendous suffering."
"Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny."
"No cause has he to say his doom is harsh, who's made the master of his destiny."
"Such as we are made of, such we be."
"The passion for destruction is also a creative passion."
"Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates."
"He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment."
"When you learn not to want things so badly, life comes to you."
"The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have."
"Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind."
"While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things."
"The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events."
"In a major matter no details are small."
"Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details."
"The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them."
"Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle."
"Measure three times before you cut once."
"Carelessness is worse than a thieve."
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