Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne

Irish writer
Sweet pliability of man's spirit, that can at once surrender itself to illusions, which cheat expectation and sorrow of their weary moments! - long - long since had ye numbered out my days, had I not trod so great a part of them upon this enchanted ground. When my way is too rough for my feet, or too steep for my strength, I get off it, to some smooth velvet path which fancy has scattered over with rose-buds of delights; and have taken a few turns on it, come back strengthened and refreshed ...More Laurence Sterne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Time wastes too fast : every letter I trace tells me with what rapidity Life follows my pen ; the days and hours of it, more precious, my dear Jenny! than the rubies about thy neck, are flying over our heads like light clouds of a windy day, never to return more -- every thing presses on -- whilst thou are twisting that lock, -- see! it grows grey ; and every time I kiss thy hand to bid adieu, and every absence which follows it, are preludes to that eternal separation which we are shortly to make!More Laurence Sterne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The sad vicissitude of things.More Laurence Sterne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But this is neither here nor there why do I mention it? Ask my pen, it governs me, I govern not it.More Laurence Sterne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.More Laurence Sterne quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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