The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on anyone or anything. You realize that you control your own destiny. – Albert Ellis

If a man is destined to drown, he will drown in a spoonful of water. – Proverb

We create our fate every day we live. – Henry Miller

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. – William Jennings Bryan

Man is a maker of his own destiny and I therefore ask you to become makers of your own destiny. – Gandhi

Fate is what you are given. Destiny is what you make of it.

I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny. – Nelson Mandela