Banjo Paterson

The Banjo is not famous for his philosophical input. However, I have long been attracted by his poem “Come-By-Chance” from which the following extract is taken-

Though we work and toil and hustle in our life of haste and bustle,
All that makes our life worth living comes unstriven for and free;
Man may weary and importune, but the fickle goddess Fortune
Deals him out his pain or pleasure careless what his worth may be.

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