„The chamber where the good man meets his fate
Is privileg’d beyond the common walk
Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of heaven.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts, Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night II, Line 633.
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Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Rainy Day
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„Ah! where shall weary man take sanctuary,
where live his little span of life secure?
and 'scape of Heaven serene th' indignant storms
that launch their thunders at us earthen worms?“

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„Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.“

—  John Fletcher, The Honest Man's Fortune
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647), Epilogue. Compare: "Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long", Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, part i. sect. 2, memb. 1, subsect. 2.

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„Beyond the limits of a vulgar fate,
Beneath the good how far,—but far above the great.“

—  Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771
The Progress of Poesy http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=pppo (1754), III. 3, Line 16

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„A man's fate is his own temper.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Books, Coningsby (1844), Vivian Grey (1826), Book VI, Chapter 7.

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„The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.“

—  Sigmund Freud, book The Interpretation of Dreams
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