Laurence Sterne

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Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne

We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force.More Laurence Sterne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.More Laurence Sterne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.More Laurence Sterne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.More Laurence Sterne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.More Laurence Sterne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Digressions, incontestably, are the sunshine; they are the life, the soul of reading! Take them out of this book, for instance, --you might as well take the book along with them; --one cold external winter would reign in every page of it; restore them to the writer; --he steps forth like a bridegroom, --bids All-hail; brings in variety, and forbids the appetite to fail.More Laurence Sterne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.More Laurence Sterne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world -- though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst -- the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!More Laurence Sterne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.More Laurence Sterne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor.More Laurence Sterne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil.More Laurence Sterne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.More Laurence Sterne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.More Laurence Sterne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.More Laurence Sterne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I take a simple view of life. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it.More Laurence Sterne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave it is not in his nature.More Laurence Sterne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Religion which lays so many restraints upon us, is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no restraints upon themselves.More Laurence Sterne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
An English man does not travel to see English men.More Laurence Sterne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.More Laurence Sterne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understoodMore Laurence Sterne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.More Laurence Sterne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He found a city of bricks, he left one of marble.More Laurence Sterne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear, not to skin his
sheep.More Laurence Sterne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
These things by reason of our friendship I have not hesitated glo
to communicate.More Laurence Sterne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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