You can't control the length of your life - But you an control its width and depth
You can't control the contour of your roundness - But you can control its expression
You can't control the other person opportunities - But you can seize upon your own and make the best of them
You can't control the weather - But you can control the moral atmosphere that surrounds you.
You can't control the distance that y our chest shall be above the ground - But you can control the height of the contents of your hat.
Why worry about things you can't control?
Get busy controlling things that depend on you ...............
For this verse, see, from 'Stop whining and start winning': https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=VXv1Nt8MG2kC&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=You+can%27t+control+the+length+of+your+life+++++but+you+an+control+its+width+and+depth&source=bl&ots=R5y8IaB6gw&sig=kZ0EEnZC17SAJPGiFaZ_IrO5Ksk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwisjNDKw5jLAhVBGxQKHd5lAdMQ6AEIOTAI#v=onepage&q=You%20can't%20control%20the%20length%20of%20your%20life%20%20%20%20%20but%20you%20an%20control%20its%20width%20and%20depth&f=false
This was also attributed to Evan Esar (1899 - 1995) was an American humorist who wrote Esar's Comic Dictionary 1943 and 20,000 Quips and Quotes in 1968. He is known for quotes like "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions." He also wrote The Legend of Joe Miller, which was privately printed for members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco by the Grabhorn Press in 1957