Providence has given human wisdom the choice between two fates: either hope and agitation, or hopelessness and calm. Yevgeny Baratynsky There are no other quotes by this person in the Bon Mots database. Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Hope Hopelessness and despair Author Yevgeny Baratynsky Source Two Fates Medium Poem Language Russian Time 1823 1820s 19th century Occupation Poet Writer From Russia Europe Authentication Score 1 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Baratynsky, Yevgeny. Two Fates. c. 1823. Citation text copied to clipboard.