Unconquered (Invictus by William Ernest Henley)
I’ve been reading a number of authors on the subjects of manifestation, abundance and success and from time to time I run into this quote, or something similar “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul”. If you ever wondered where it comes from, here it is;
Invictus by William Ernest Henley
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.