Manilius, Astronomica 4.14-16
The predestined astrological certainties of the cosmos.
fata regunt orbem, certa stant omnia lege
longaque per certos signantur tempora casus.
nascentes morimur, finisque ab origine pendet.
The Fates rule the world, everything stands under a sure law, and the long ages are marked out through sure events. At our birth we die, and our end depends upon our beginning.