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."
For this shall every one that isgodly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.Bible (Old Testament)
Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen iambics, but mild anagram: Leave writing plays, and choose for thy command Some peaceful province in Acrostic Land. There thou mayest wings displayand altars raise, And torture one poor word ten thousand ways.john dryden
This idea is confirmed in Scripture; it is distinctly stated that one sole thing, fear of God, is the object of the whole Law with its affirmative and negative precepts, its promises and its historical examples, for it is said, "If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this Law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, the Lord thy God" (Deut. xxviii. 58) This is one of the two purposes of the Akedah (sacrifice or binding of Isaac).maimonides
Death hangs over thee: whilst yet thou livest, whilst thou mayest, be good.marcus aurelius
Thou mayest foresee... the things which will be. For they will certainly be of like form, and it is not possible that they should deviate from the order of things now: accordingly to have contemplated human life for forty years is the same as to have contemplated it for ten thousand years.marcus aurelius
Seek not proud riches, but such as thou mayest get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly.Francis Bacon
Oh, how often our all-wise Master puts us into a deep pit ot trial, to subdue our pride, or to tame our passions, or to break our stubborn self-will. Blessed is he who can look up into the countenance of Jesus, and honestly say: " Master, my rebellious self is dead, that Thou mayest live in me, and that 1 may live for Thee and Thee alone."
Gold thou mayest safely touch, but if it stick Unto thy hands, it woundeth to the quick.
Therefore do not seek to understand in order to believe , but believe that thou mayest understand.
That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee
Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating, as wiser by always reading.
Death hangs over thee: whilst yet thou livest, whilst thou mayest, be good.