“I haven’t a particle of fanaticism in me. But I plead guilty to a sort of fatalism. I believe in a destiny–one, I mean, divinely appointed, and to which we are carried forward by a perfect trust in God. I do this, and I believe in it. I have laid plans, in my day, and good ones I thought. But they never succeeded. SOMETHING ELSE, BETTER, DID, and I could see it as plain as day, that God had done it, and for my good.”

— Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

I found this quotation on the facebook profile of a friend of mine, and really liked it, so here it is.† Feel free to post your thoughts on it.† I may† come back and post mine later.