And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
There can be no greater stretch of arbitrary power than to seize children from their parents, teach them whatever the authorities decree they shall be taught, and expropriate from the parents the funds to pay for the procedure. - Isabel Paterson
Only fate would decree how it reached its destiny, which always waited just around the corner, over the hill... - Virginia Alison
No amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by God's decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee. - Umar ibn Al-Khattab