Johannes Kepler on whether his wife Susanna Reuttinger was destined as "The One":
Though all Christians … declar[e] solemnly that they enter into married life owing to a special divine management, ….
Was it divine Providence or moral guilt on my part which has torn my mind … in so many different directions and which led me listen to so many people … so divergent from each other?
Was it divine management that brought in all these persons and their actions?
As I believe, nothing extraordinary has happened to me. I believe that everyone of us has an experience similar to mine, not only once but very often. The difference is only that the others do not worry about it, as I do, they forget more easily and get over it more quickly than I do, or that they have more self-control and settle their unhappiness by themselves.
There is something wrong with my feelings; I stirred them up anew every day ….
As far as [Susanna] is concerned there is still the question of why, though she was destined for me, G-d permitted that she had six rivals in the course of one year?