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Saint-Martin, Louis Claude de - Misc. Quotes - Love is the helm of our vessel



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As our material existence is not life, so our material destruction is not death............Death is the target at which all men strike; but the angle of incidence being equal to the angle of reflection, they find themselves after death in their former degree, whether above or below.
Fear walks with those who dwell upon death, but those who think of life have love for their companion......Death should be regarded only as a relay in our journey; we reach it with exhausted horses, and we pause to get fresh ones able to carry us farther.

Love is the helm of our vessel; the sciences are only the weathercock on the capstan. A vessel can sail without a weathercock, but not without a helm.

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Saint-Martin, Louis Claude de

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