Shakespeare, destiny and fate

Best Shakespeare quote dealing with destiny shown as a lottery“…the lottery of my destiny
Bars me the right of voluntary choosing.”
(Merchant of Venice.2.1)

Tips for Use. A statement of philosophical resignation to events or occurrences on which we have no control. Also a usually acceptable formula to somewhat exempt yourself from your actions or responsibilities. Or indicate that the choices you made were inevitable. Even usable during an interview especially when the interviewer insists on delving one or more parts of your curriculum.
In Greek mythology the Moirae were the goddesses of fate who represented… the inescapable destiny of man. They assigned to every person his or her fate or share in the scheme of things. In fact their name means “parts” or”shares” or “alotted portions.”  Their boss was Zeus in this instances designed as Moiragetes, the god of fate. There were (3) Moirae, Klotho, the ‘spinner’, who accordingly spinned the thread of life.
Lakhesis, meaning the “Apportioner of Lots”—that is she measured the thread of life spinned by her sister. Atropos meaning “she who cannot be turned,” cut the thread of life.
At the birth of a man, the Moirae spinned out the thread of his future life, followed his steps, and directed the consequences of his actions according to the counsel of the gods. However, to account for at least a measure of freedom, the fate was not completely inflexible. If he chose, Zeus had the power of saving even those who were already on the point of being seized by their fate. The Fates did not abruptly interfere in human affairs but were influenced by intermediate causes, and determined the lot of mortals not absolutely, but only conditionally. Even man himself, in his freedom was allowed to exercise a certain influence upon them.

To receive an (almost) daily copy of the latest blog and Shakespearean verbal ‘weapon’ enter your details in the contact form or click on “Entries RSS” at the bottom of the column on the right hand site of this page. And I promise, no sales calls, trade leads, venomous schemes, hidden plots, commercial ploys, psychological tricks, leads exchanges, barter proposals, suggestions or offers of any kind imaginable (and unimaginable).
Of course, if you acquire the book “Your Daily Shakespeare” you will not only enjoy it but you will find it very useful. The quote in this post and more than ten thousand others will lead you to find the words that perfectly strengthen your argument(s). After all Shakespeare wrote them, I simply extracted, structured and compiled them so as to make Shakespeare very “user friendly” as they say. And if you wish I will even sign the book. But this is the extent of any “sales” effort, call or solicitation.

 In the play. The destiny that cannot be avoided belongs to Portia who, by paternal decree, must marry that suitor who will accurately resolve an enigma or puzzle designed and engineered by her father. The quote is her answer to the advances of the Prince of Morocco.

original image http://blog.redfin.com/sfbay/2008/03/that_popular_acronym_in_san_francisco_-_tic_.html

About jimmie

go to menu item "about the author"
This entry was posted in Answers to Interviews, Best Shakespeare Quotes, Business Presentations, Chances Quotes, Elegant Shakespearean Quotes, Motivational Sayings, Philosophical, Psychological & Historical Considerations, Presentation Ideas, Sayings about Life, Shakespeare in Management, Shakespeare in Politics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.