Wisdom and Destiny

By Maurice Maeterlinck; Alfred Sutro | Go to book overview

they have found immovable anchorage, whence they issue commands that their destiny needs must obey. The life of most men will be saddened or lightened by the thing that may chance to befall them--in the men whom I speak of, whatever may happen is lit up by their inward life. When you love, it is not your love that forms part of your destiny; but the knowledge of self that you will have found, deep down in your love-- this it is that will help to fashion your life. If you have been deceived, it is not the deception that matters, but the forgiveness whereto it gave birth in your soul, and the loftiness, wisdom, completeness of this forgiveness--by these shall your life be steered to destiny's haven of brightness and peace; by these shall your eyes see more clearly than if all men had ever been faithful. But if, by this act of deceit, there have come not more

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction vii
  • § 1. 1
  • § 2. 5
  • § 4. 12
  • § 5· 15
  • § 6. 22
  • § 7. 24
  • § 9· 27
  • § 10. 29
  • § 11. 31
  • § 12. 32
  • § 13. 33
  • § 14. 35
  • § 15. 38
  • § 16. 39
  • § 17. 41
  • § 18. 44
  • &19. 52
  • § 20. 54
  • § 22. 57
  • § 23. 62
  • § 24. 64
  • § 25. 70
  • § 27. 71
  • § 28. 72
  • § 29. 75
  • § 31. 78
  • § 32. 79
  • © 34. 81
  • § 35 85
  • § 36. 88
  • § 38. 96
  • § 40. 97
  • § 41. 100
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  • § 45. 114
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  • § 49. 124
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