p.s. I will not quote any religious figure and text
|Out of the night that covers me,|
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Invictus - William Ernest Henley
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
That all men are created equal,
That they are endowed by their Creator,
With certain inalienable rights;
That among these are life, liberty
And the pursuit of happiness.
Declaration of Independence - Thoman Jefferson