Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne

Irish writer
We all cry out that the world is corrupt,--and I fear too justly,--but we never reflect, what we have to thank for it, and that itis our open countenance of vice, which gives the lye to our private censures of it, which is its chief protection and encouragement.More Laurence Sterne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We may imitate the Deity in all His attributes; but mercy is the only one in which we can pretend to equal Him. We cannot, indeed, give like God; but surely we may forgive like Him.More Laurence Sterne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause -- and of obstinacy in a bad one.More Laurence Sterne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the nature of an hypothesis, when once a man has conceived it, that it assimilates every thing to itself, as proper nourishment; and, from the first moment of your begetting it, it generally grows the stronger by every thing you see, hear, read, or understand.More Laurence Sterne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.More Laurence Sterne quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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