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Circumstances (Poem)

We build our future thought by thought
For good or bad and know it not:
Yet so the universe is wrought.

Thought is another name for Fate;
Choose then thy destiny and wait,
For love brings love and hate brings hate.

Mind is the master of the sphere;
Be calm, be steadfast, and sincere;
Fear is the only thing to fear.

Thought, like an arrow, flies where sent:
Aim well, be sure of thy intent,
And make thine own environment.

Violence is transient, hate consumes itself and is blown away by the winds of heaven, jealousy dies, but the righteous thought is a pressure before which malice is powerless.
—Elbert Hubbard

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • Author and poet
  • Born November 5th, 1850 in Johnstown, Wisconsin and died October 30th, 1919
  • Famous line in poetry: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone."

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