Find Your Horizon

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."

Engraved on a disk of lead-free pewter and accented with a compass on one side and an anchor on the other, the immortal words of William E. Henley will remind you that it's never too late to change your course.

Henley, one of the first British poets to write in free verse, penned the words in 1875 for his poem "Invictus." Made in Rhode Island.

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE: While in the hospital facing the amputation of his second foot (he had already lost one as a child), Henley befriended author Robert Louis Stevenson, and they collaborated on a few plays. Henley is actually the basis for Stevenson's famous character Long John Silver from the novel Treasure Island.

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Made from
pewter
Measurements
2" dia.; weight: 5.75 oz.
Notes
presentation box included
Item ID
17924

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Please note: "Master of My Fate" Paperweight has been discontinued. Once it sells out it will no longer be available.


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Master of My Fate Paperweight
 
4.6

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (29)
  • Durable (25)
  • Unique (23)
  • Bright (6)

Cons

  • Too small (4)

Best Uses

  • Office (24)
  • Gifts (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (19), Budget shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (18)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5)

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5.0

Attractive and Sturdy

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from Johnstown, PA

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Nicely Weighted
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Inspirational
    • Office

    Comments about Master of My Fate Paperweight:

    Got this as a gift for someone who was undergoing cancer treatments and the subsequent process of healing. Wanted something for his desk that he'd see all the time and could be inspired by to keep up the fight, even on the hardest days.

    This was the perfect gift to do just that and he loved it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    The perfect gift!

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    from Perrysburg, Oh

    About Me Budget Shopper

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about Master of My Fate Paperweight:

      Love the item that I purchased. Perfect gift for a friend.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      4.0

      Want to Be Reminded

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      from Groton, MA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Office

        Comments about Master of My Fate Paperweight:

        This product is meant to inspire and remind that life is difficult, but find your strength and persevere.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        strong sentiment and appropo to receipie

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        from Euclid OH

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Office

          Comments about Master of My Fate Paperweight:

          This was one of 7 inspirational paperweights purchased as gifts for each of my son 's pallbearers. This one as each of the others hold a special meaning between my son and the reciepient. Its durability and sentament will be a lifelong remembrance.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Excellent email notificaions

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Thought Provoking Paperweight

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          from FL

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Encouraging
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Office

            Comments about Master of My Fate Paperweight:

            My grown sons both appreciate quotations that inspire.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Got exactly what I expected

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            from Sacramento, CA

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Living Room
              • Office

              Comments about Master of My Fate Paperweight:

              Heavy, perfect size, clear engraving. Great product!! I was releived when I saw it in person to find that it was exactly what what it looked like online and an excellent quality of product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Great business gift

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              from Sacramento, CA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about Master of My Fate Paperweight:

                Gave this as a gift to my husbands coworkers. They loved it and some of their relatives liked it so much they went and ordered their own. Some people didn't know what it was used for (a paperweight) but overall we got good feedback.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                4.0

                Perfect going away present for daughter

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                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Office

                  Comments about Master of My Fate Paperweight:

                  This was a 'bon voyage' gift for my 20 year old daughter who was leaving to study abroad in Melbourne, Australia. She knows no one over there and was traveling internationally by herself. I wanted to give her something small and packable, yet special, that would give her comfort and confidence. This paperweight fit the bill! The quote from "Invictus" was perfect, as was the engraved compass and anchor design.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  4.0

                  loved it

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                  from virginia

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Office

                  Comments about Master of My Fate Paperweight:

                  it's heavy for it's size and i loved how the product came with the full poem

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  was not delivered on time, despite paying the extra shipping charges

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Valentine’s Day

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                  4.0

                  Cool and Compact

                  By 

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Office

                  Comments about Master of My Fate Paperweight:

                  Plan to give this to father on Father's Day for his new office. Solid design, nice weight. A little small so could get lost if not prominently placed but overall a nice buy.

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