- I am fatalistic in temperament. - "Over Prairie Trails", Frederick Philip Grove.
- The Duchess, who came of a less fatalistic race, was still struggling, aided by James P., with two rebellious valises. - "General Bramble", AndrÃ© Maurois.
- Out of this identification of man with nature has come the preaching which ignores the fact of sin; which reduces free will and the moral responsibility of the individual to the vanishing point; which stresses the control of the forces of inheritance and environment to the edge of fatalistic determinism; which leads man to regard himself as unfortunate rather than reprehensible when moral disaster overtakes him; which induces that condoning of the moral rebel which is born not of love for the sinner but of indifference to his sin; which issues in that last degeneration of self- pity in which individuals and societies alike indulge; and in that repellent sentimentality over vice and crime which beflowers the murderer while it forgets its victim, which turns to ouija boards and levitated tables to obscure the solemn finality of death and to gloze over the guilty secrets of the battlefield. - "Preaching and Paganism", Albert Parker Fitch.