Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit.
You can at any time decide to alter the course of your life – no one can take that away. Any person can choose to activate real directions of the self. It is true for every individual that at any moment he can choose to become himself.
The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created – created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, […]
When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.
It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.
It is an unfortunate truth of experiential reality that choices are not clear-cut, and the event window for choice may vanish before the information enabling the choice is present.
He to whom many objects of pursuit arise at the same time, will frequently hesitate between different desires till a rival has precluded him, or change his course as new attractions prevail, and harass himself without advancing.
You don’t get to control any outcome, only every choice you make along the way.
White shall not neutralise the black, nor good Compensate bad of man, absolve him so; Life’s business being just the terrible choice.