I have a life I can't escape,
A life that's mine to mold and shape,
Some things I lack of strength and skill,
I blunder much and fumble; still
I can in my own way design
What is to be this life of mine.
It is not mine to say how much
Of gold and silver I shall clutch
What heights of glory I shall climb
What splendid deeds achieve in time;
Lacking the genius of the great
The lesser tasks may be my fate.
But I can say what I shall be,
What in my life the world shall see;
Can mold my thoughts and actions here
To what is find or what is dear.
Though small my skill, I can elect
To keep or lose my self-respect.
No man can kindlier be than I,
No man can more detest a lie,
I can be just as clean and true
As any gifted genius, who
Rises to earthly heights of fame
And wins at last the world's acclaim.
I can be friendly, blithe of heart,
Can build or tear my life apart,
Can happy-natured smile along
And shrug my shoulders at a wrong.
I only choose what is to be
This life which symbolizes me.
Inspirational Fate Quotes
Whether it is fate, destiny, objectives or assumptions of things to be or yet to be, there are elements of both joy and dislike.
Many are those who will falter, leaving their fate to the last,
Forgetting that time's of the essence, the dye to their future is cast.
Greta Zwaan, Preparing For Heaven
Always remember age is only a date
And you determine your own fate
Catherine Pulsifer, Birthday Greetings To You
Who knows what fate has in store,
We may meet again someday.
Julie Hebert, Where Is Mr. Right?
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