Although your character is formed by circumstances, your own desires can do much to shape those circumstances.
What is truly ennobling in the doctrine of free will is the conviction that you have the power over the formation of your own character.
Nature is at work around you. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives you love and hate, jealousy and reverence.
Yours is the power to choose which impulse you will follow.
You can at any time decide to alter the course of your life, no one can take that away from you.
You are the master or your joys and your sorrows.
The greatest power you possess is the power to choose.