This renowned phrase, "I am the lord of my fate, the captain of my soul," is at the end of one of the finest Victorian-era poems, 'Invictus,' by William Ernest Henley. This inspirational poetry describes a person's struggle with mental and physical obstacles. Invictus himself was an English poet who lived between 1802 and 1870. He gained recognition for his war poems which include "The Battle of Dorking" and "The Charge of the Light Brigade."
Mental stability involves being aware of what feelings you are experiencing and having control over them. Someone who is stable uses reason to deal with their emotions. For example, if you feel angry, you can choose not to let that anger control you. You can consider different ways of dealing with this situation or you can simply walk away from it all and have time to think about what happened without letting your anger affect you too much.
People can be classified as unstable if most of the time they are unable to control their feelings. They may feel happy for some time but then suddenly lose it all and become furious or sad. Mental illness affects how someone functions emotionally and mentally. There are many disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Someone who is very stable will usually have an advantage over someone who is unstable because they can react faster and make better decisions about what action to take.
William Ernest Henley is a poet. "I control my destiny: I am the captain of my soul." After years of agonizing tuberculosis (TB) infection of his bones and finally losing his limb to the illness, William Ernest Henley (1849-1903) composed the lines of his immortal Invictus (unconquered in Latin). These words would become famous after being quoted by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan during a speech before an estimated crowd of 75,000 people at the Inaugural Parade on January 20, 1981.
Reagan told the audience that night: "In this moment of challenge for our nation, we can take heart from the fact that the future is not controlled by others, but by those who believe in the rightness of their cause and seek a way to achieve it."
He went on to say that "through determination and courage, we can keep faith with those pioneers who left home to build a new world. With hands that work and minds that think, we can move beyond the boundaries of yesterday to create a better tomorrow."
Reagan's speech was one of many inspirational speeches given during the inauguration festivities. It has been reported that he delivered over 300 speeches in all, most of which were two hours or longer. The president's wife, actress Jane Wyman, once said that she believed her husband had another brain inside him that was just working away while he was speaking.
"O captain! My captain!" has a largely sorrowful tone. It's a contemplative, mournful poetry that expresses people's thoughts after Abraham Lincoln and their loved ones perished following the Civil War.
Lincoln was one of America's greatest presidents and led the country through its longest war, the Civil War. He was murdered by an insane man who thought he was doing God's work. Although this poem is written about someone who has died, it can be applied to any situation where someone is lost at sea or in some other dangerous place.
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He grew up in a small town called Knob Creek, which is near present-day Washington DC. When he was young, his family moved to another settlement now known as Springfield, Illinois. There, he learned how to be a lawyer and worked on political campaigns for others while still studying law himself. In 1846, he was elected president of the United States.
In 1862, when the Civil War began, Lincoln was already president. But many people didn't think he could lead because he was not very popular at first. After several successful military campaigns, the Union won in 1865. However, Lincoln wasn't completely happy with the result, so he started another campaign the next year against the Confederate government.