Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice;
It is not a thing to be waited for,
It is a thing to be achieved.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Fate keeps on happening.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny
but in ourselves.
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow.
Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
The future belongs to those who dare.
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny.
But what we put into it is ours.
One meets his destiny often
in the road he takes to avoid it.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her:
but once they are in hand,
he or she alone must decide how to play the cards
in order to win the game.
for the stars lie hidden in your soul.
Our destiny changes with our thought;
we shall become what we wish to become,
do what we wish to do,
when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
--Orison S. Marsden