|quo Fata trahunt retrahuntque, sequamur||let us follow the Fates wherever they may lead us, or divert our steps (Virgil)|
|desine fata Deum flecti sperare precando||cease to hope that the decrees of Heaven can bend to prayer (Virgil)|
|ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt||fate leads the willing and drags the unwilling (Seneca, after Cleanthes)|
|dum fata fugimus, fata stulti incurrimus||while we flee from our fate, we like fools run into it (Buchanan)|
|Fata obstant||the Fates oppose (Virgil)|
|Fata viam invenient||the Fates will find a way (Virgil)|
|Fata vocant||the Fates call (Virgil)|
|Fata volentem ducunt, nolentem trahunt||the Fates lead the willing and drag the unwilling|
|ferme fugiendo in media fata ruitur||how often it happens that men fall into the very evils they are striving to avoid (Livy)|
|fugiendo in media sæpe ruitur fata||by fleeing, men often meet the very fate they seek to avoid (Livy)|
|habent sua fata libelli||books have their own destiny (Terentianus Maurus; also attributed to Horace)|
|ilicet infandum cuncti contra omina bellum contra fata deum, perverso numine poscunt||forthwith, against the omens and against the oracles of the gods, all to a man, under an adverse influence, clamor for unholy war (Virgil)|
|lumen cœleste sequamur||may we follow heavenly inspiration|
|moniti meliora sequamur||being admonished, let us follow better counsel (Virgil)|
|pascitur in vivis livor, post fata quiescit; tunc suus, ex merito, quemque tuetur honos||envy feeds upon the living, after death it rests; then the honor a man deserves protects him (Ovid)|
|præcepta ducunt, at exempla trahunt||precepts guide, but examples drag along|
|quo Fata vocant||whither the Fates may call|
|quocunque trahunt Fata, sequamur||wherever the Fates direct us, let us follow (Virgil)|
|si post fata venit gloria, non propero||if glory comes after death, then I am in no hurry (Martial)|
|sic eunt fata hominum||so go the destinies of men|
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