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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9299
AUTHOR:Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne (1533–1592)
QUOTATION: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.” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Book ii. Chap. xvi. Of Glory.
 
Note 1.
Seneca: Epistle 85. [back]
 

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