He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.
~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
~ Richard Bach
The universe is a machine where you have been placed, and like a machine the outcome can be known. Every battle has already been won or lost. All that is left is for you to choose your side.