I agree that man is pre-eminently a creative animal, predestined
to strive consciously for an object and to engage in engineering--that is, incessantly and eternally to make new roads, wherever they may lead.
Each man lives for himself, using his freedom to attain his personal aims, and feels with his whole being that he can now do or abstain from doing this or that action; but as soon as he has done it, that action performed at a certain moment in time becomes irrevocable and belongs to history, in which it has not a free but a predestined significance.
Every act of theirs, which appears to them an act of their own will, is in an historical sense involuntary and is related to the whole course of history and predestined from eternity.
The life that was within him knew that it was the one way out, the way he was predestined
Thou hast eyes and hands and mouth, which have been predestined
for blessing from eternity.
The minister gave out his text and droned along monotonously through an argument that was so prosy that many a head by and by began to nod -- and yet it was an argument that dealt in limitless fire and brimstone and thinned the predestined
elect down to a company so small as to be hardly worth the saving.
Some I have not had space to confide to the reader; but somehow or other they had not seemed the unmistakably predestined
for which I was seeking.
His countenance was coldly expressive, with regular features, and a large nose--one of those noses that resemble the prow of a ship, and stamp the faces of men predestined
to accomplish great discoveries.
But I was not to know that passion for five or six years yet, and in the mean time I kept on as I had been going, and worked out my deliverance in the predestined
They are not the critics predestined
to bring me out, and develop my morals: -- that is the secret.
to think it a serious obstacle to a union predestined
in heaven, that your son is the squire's heir, and that my grandchild is only the bailiff's daughter.
At the first volley a half of the questioning line will fall, the other half before it can accomplish the predestined