One ship sails East and another sails West,
With the selfsame winds that blow;
‘Tis the set of the sail And not the gale
That determines the way they go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As we voyage along through Life;
‘Tis the act of the soul That determines the goal’
And not the calm or the strife.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox