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49 Meant to Be Quotes for Lovers, Idealists and Cynics

Dayna Remus
Dec 09, 2022
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The idea of destiny is a divisive topic. It is usually geared toward finding romantic love, although it also extends to other areas of life, such as career goals or having children. Find out if you believe in what's meant to be by reading the 49 quotes below.

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There are two types of people when it comes to the idea that the way our lives pan out is 'meant to be.' The first one is the starry-eyed idealist. They've probably read too many romance novels and are constantly daydreaming about their imaginative, beautiful life.

Then, you get the pragmatists. They're usually scowling in a corner, staring with annoyance at their idealist counterparts, although secretly, they may want to be like them — at least a little.

Whichever one you are, or if you haven't decided, the following 49 quotes on what is 'meant to be' will provide you with food for thought, possibly even bringing you closer to the ground or creating a tiny sparkle in those skeptical eyes.

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Herb Brooks’ quote: "This is your moment. You’re meant to be here.” | Image: AmoDays

Herb Brooks’ quote: "This is your moment. You’re meant to be here.” | Image: AmoDays

Meant to Be Quotes on Facing Road Blocks

"Getting lost along your path is a part of finding the path you are meant to be on." — Robin Sharma

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"Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place." ― Mandy Hale

"You feel a little bit lost right now about what to do with your life, a bit rudderless and oarless and aimless, but that’s okay that's alright because we're all meant to be like that at twenty-four." — David Nicholls

"…challenges are put into our lives so that we may grow and become the best version of who we are meant to be." — Lana Condor

"Failure is not meant to be final and fatal…. It is meant to refine you to be all that you are meant to be." ― Jon Gordon

Robin Sharma’s quote: "Getting lost along your path is a part of finding the path you are meant to be on."  | Image: AmoDays

Robin Sharma’s quote: "Getting lost along your path is a part of finding the path you are meant to be on." | Image: AmoDays

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"Realize that if a door closed, it's because what was behind it wasn't meant for you." ― Mandy Hale

"When it's not meant to be, the journey will be that much more difficult and uphill." ― Rutino Lara

Meant to Be Quotes on the Unexpected

"You may not always end up where you thought you were going, But you will always end up where you were meant to be." — Jessica Taylor

"Life is funny…we never know what's in store for us, and time brings on what is meant to be." ― April Mae Monterrosa

"The unexpected might be the place we were meant to be all along." ― Nicole A Oliver

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Jessica Taylor’s quote: "You may not always end up where you thought you were going, But you will always end up where you were meant to be."  | Image: AmoDays

Jessica Taylor’s quote: "You may not always end up where you thought you were going, But you will always end up where you were meant to be." | Image: AmoDays

"Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You're not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and you're at peace with yourself. Learning life's lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be." ― Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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Meant to Be Quotes Related to Religion and Spirituality

"If you're on the path you're meant to be on, everything falls into place; the Universe is telling you that." — James Van Praagh

"Sometimes pain and illness are not meant to be removed. You can't second-guess God. Rather than praying for it to go away, it's often wiser to pray that you learn as much from it as you possibly can." — Stephen Levine

"Christians were never meant to be normal. We've always been holy troublemakers; we’ve always been creators of uncertainty, agents of dimension that's incompatible with the status quo; we do not accept the world as it is, but we insist on the world becoming the way that God wants it to be. And the Kingdom of God is different from the patterns of this world." — Jacques Ellul

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"Do not rush, for God's secret is patience. Everything that is meant to be will come at the designated time." — Leon Brow

 James Van Praagh’s quote: "If you're on the path you're meant to be on, everything falls into place; the Universe is telling you that." | Image: AmoDays

James Van Praagh’s quote: "If you're on the path you're meant to be on, everything falls into place; the Universe is telling you that." | Image: AmoDays

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"Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal." — Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Wherever life takes you, and however you might feel, have no doubt that it is all on purpose. These states and feelings give value and meaning to your own journey of discovering the harmony that is right for you." ― Alyaa Sadek

"I wanted to believe that in the end, the universe would take care of us, and we would end up exactly where we were meant to be." ― Julianne MacLean

Meant to Be Quotes on Your True Self, Self Love, and Intuition

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"Have faith in who you are. Believe that you will recover, and it will truly happen. And don't judge yourself too harshly. Some things are meant to be, and you had to fall so that later you may rise and become what you are truly meant to be." — Joseph Delaney

"A calling is the place where your gifts, abilities, desires, and feelings of worth all meet. When you follow your calling, you feel at home, at peace – you feel as though you're where you’re meant to be." ― Mike Yaconelli

Keke Palmer’s quote: "You can do anything as long as you don't stop believing. When it is meant to be, it will be. You just have to follow your heart.” | Image: AmoDays

Keke Palmer’s quote: "You can do anything as long as you don't stop believing. When it is meant to be, it will be. You just have to follow your heart.” | Image: AmoDays

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"We're not meant to be perfect. It took me a long time to learn that." — Jane Fonda

"I was made exactly the way I was meant to be made in who I am and my personality and the way I was born." — Megan Rapinoe

"There is no paycheck that can equal the feeling of contentment that comes from being the person you are meant to be." — Oprah Winfrey

"You can do anything as long as you don't stop believing. When it is meant to be, it will be. You just have to follow your heart." — Keke Palmer

"I think I'm just always myself, and I think that's what's most important to me. Just be genuine. Be authentic. Be who you are and who you were meant to be. And celebrate that. Celebrate all of that." — Alyssa Edwards

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Jane Fonda’s quote: "We're not meant to be perfect. It took me a long time to learn that." | Image: AmoDays

Jane Fonda’s quote: "We're not meant to be perfect. It took me a long time to learn that." | Image: AmoDays

"You can't be all you are meant to be if you think you are better than others, and you can't be all you are meant to be if you think you are less than others, either." — Ruby Dee

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"If you weren't meant to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here." ― K. Weikel

"We can't go back to who we once were. We can only go on and become the person we were meant to be." — Anthony T. Hincks

Meant to Be Quotes on Love & Relationships

"When two people are meant to be together, they will be together. It's fate." ― Sara Gruen

"If people don't like who you are, they aren't meant to be in your life." ― Yungblud

Kamand Kojouri’s quote: "I couldn't have dreamed you into existence because I didn't even know I needed you. You must have been sent to me." | Image: AmoDays

Kamand Kojouri’s quote: "I couldn't have dreamed you into existence because I didn't even know I needed you. You must have been sent to me." | Image: AmoDays

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"We were meant to be together." ― Terri Farley

"Something about the way you looked at me made me think for a moment that maybe we were meant to be" ― Michelle Branch

"Our eyes met, and our souls caught on fire." ― Nikki Rowe

"The dog lasted. The marriage didn't. So it shows which relationship was meant to be." ― Lisa Lampanelli

"I couldn't have dreamed you into existence because I didn't even know I needed you. You must have been sent to me." ― Kamand Kojouri

Kate McGahan’s quote: "Oh, it was meant to be. It just wasn't meant to last."  | Image: AmoDays

Kate McGahan’s quote: "Oh, it was meant to be. It just wasn't meant to last." | Image: AmoDays

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"Someone that's meant for you will gravitate back to you no matter how far you'll both wander." ― Verliza Gajeles

"I am not a daydreamer; I am a believer that after every painful love I have gone through, it is just an experience to crack open the deepest parts of my core and allow to me to delve into a passion so rare that I will find a love that was almost, never meant to be." ― Nikki Rowe

"Why does anyone love someone? Some things are just meant to be." ― Melanie A. Smith

"Oh, it was meant to be. It just wasn't meant to last." ― Kate McGahan

"So many people bump into our lives for a second, and it changes us forever, but they never know it. And while that's funny and strange and a little sad, it's also just life. And the truth of the matter is, it was never really about them anyway. It was always about us and what we were meant to learn from them. It was always about us and who we were meant to become as a result of having encountered them." ― Mandy Hale

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 Verliza Gajeles’ quote: "Someone that's meant for you will gravitate back to you no matter how far you'll both wander."  | Image: AmoDays

Verliza Gajeles’ quote: "Someone that's meant for you will gravitate back to you no matter how far you'll both wander." | Image: AmoDays

"Some people were meant to be in your life to help you realize the best version of you." ― Hopal Green

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Many More Meant-to-Be Quotes

"What's meant to be will always find a way." — Trisha Yearwood

"The golden rule in the arts, as far as I am concerned, is that all rules are meant to be broken." — Michael Kenna

"We are not meant to be perpetually solemn: We must play." — C. S. Lewis

Trisha Yearwood’s quote: “What's meant to be will always find a way." | Image: AmoDays

Trisha Yearwood’s quote: “What's meant to be will always find a way." | Image: AmoDays

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"What-ifs are for fools. We are here because are meant to be." — Obert Skye

"Life is funny...we never know what's in store for us, and time brings on what is meant to be." ― April Mae Monterrosa

"People are meant to be certain places, and I think I'm meant to be on a sound stage doing situation comedy." ― Bob Newhart

"I know now: what is all that matters. Not the thing you know is meant to be, not what could be, not what should be, not what ought to be, not what once was. Only the is." ― Augusten Burrough

"This is your moment. You're meant to be here." — Herb Brooks

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Lana Condor’s quote: "…challenges are put into our lives so that we may grow and become the best version of who we are meant to be." | Image: AmoDays

Lana Condor’s quote: "…challenges are put into our lives so that we may grow and become the best version of who we are meant to be." | Image: AmoDays

As anyone can see, many individuals, including quite well-known and renowned people, believe in the idea that what is meant to be will or is happening. To them, destiny is a natural given, but whether they are right or wrong is something we can only decide for ourselves.

There are, of course, many aspects of life that we have to make decisions about from philosophical ideas such as destiny to what we will eat tonight or what career path we might want to take. All this can leave us stressed out and indecisive. For a little break, read these 50 unbothered quotes to discover inner peace and freedom

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