Freewill Quotes (33 quotes)
'Fate and Free Will' in Macbeth: Key Quotes & Analysis
'I Am the Master of My Fate' — A New Take on Free Will
The poems I choose in this website will make you think about how is fate and free will is different, and why this idea is important to you. I chose this theme because the way I live is related to this topic. I always question myself if everything in my life is destined to be, or things happen according to what I do. This definition is very true but there is far more than this description. Poetry is life itself which allows you to describe indescribable feelings and emotions into words directly.
Back when schoolchildren regularly read uplifting poetry, there was a famous Victorian poem that affirmed the human birthright of free will. It was "Invictus," by W. Henley and began:. The sentiment being expressed is more than empty piousness. Henley had grown up in poverty, and when he was 29 one of his legs had to be amputated as a consequence of tuberculosis. The other leg was saved only after many surgeries, and while he was recovering, Henley was inspired to write his poem, which ended on a triumphant note: "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.
Is our path laid out before us, or is it something that we choose? Are we guaranteed a victory, is success just ours to lose?
Unto rebel passions give Empire and prerogative? They are attendants in my train, To come when I command, and crouch as I ordain. Chains that do the body bind Cannot manacle the mind. What fetters may the heart control, Nor doth the Tyrant live that can enslave the soul. Throughout earth, and sky, and sea, Law is loving liberty, That could, but will not, go astray, And, free though to rebel, delighteth to obey. In the faggot thrust the torch, Till the flame-tongues search and scorch.