Michel de Montaigne Quote

The mariner of old said to Neptune in a great tempest, "O God! thou mayest save me if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayest destroy me; but whether or no, I will steer my rudder true."


Book II, ch. 16. Of Glory - Essais (1595) - Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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The mariner of old said to Neptune in a great tempest, O God! thou mayest save me if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayest destroy me; but whether...

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The mariner of old said to Neptune in a great tempest, O God! thou mayest save me if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayest destroy me; but whether...

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The mariner of old said to Neptune in a great tempest, O God! thou mayest save me if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayest destroy me; but whether...

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The mariner of old said to Neptune in a great tempest, O God! thou mayest save me if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayest destroy me; but whether...