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Fata volentem ducunt, nolentem trahunt (Destiny carries the willing man; and drags the unwilling)

Seneca, Epistulae Morales XVIII
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If God ‘foresaw’ our acts, it would be very hard to understand how we could be free not to do them. But suppose god is outside and above the Time-line… You never supposed that your actions at this moment were any less free because God knows what you are doing. Well, He know your tomorrow’s actions in just the same way–because He is already in tomorrow and can simply watch you. In a sense, He does not know your action till you have done it: but the moment at which you have done it is already ‘NOW’ for Him.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

You will find joy, frustration and sorrow in your quest. Never forget that friendship and loyalty are more precious than riches…Happiness can be brief, but it knows no time in the land of dreams.

Brian Jacques, The Pearls of Lutra

An eye in a blue face
Saw an eye in a green face.
‘That eye is like to this eye’
Said the first eye,
‘But in low place
Not in high place.’

Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit