While your character is formed by your circumstances,
your own desires can do much to shape those circumstances.
What is really ennobling in the doctrine of free will is the conviction that
you have the power over the formation of your own character.
Nature is at work around you.
Character and destiny are her handiwork.
She gives you love and hate, jealousy and reverence.
You have the power to choose which impulses you will follow.
You can at any time decide to alter the course of your life.
No one can ever take that away from you.
You are the master or your joys and your sorrows.
The greatest power you possess is the power to choose.
You are the master of your fate.
You are the captain of your soul.