Facts about Laurence Sterne

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Laurence Sterne was a famous Novelist from Ireland, who lived between November 24, 1713 and March 18, 1768.

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He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Laurence.

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Famous quotes by Laurence Sterne (32)


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"There have been no sects in the Christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture"
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"The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it"
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"Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy"
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"Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas"
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"Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest"
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"Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions"
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"Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness, than all other holes in this world put together"
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"It is a great pity but tis certain from every day's observation of man, that he may be set on fire like a candle, at either end provided there is a sufficient wick standing out"
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"In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself"
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"In all unmerciful actions, the worst of men pay this compliment at least to humanity, as to endeavour to wear as much of the appearance of it, as the case will well let them"
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"I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me"
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"I take a simple view of life. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it"
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"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"
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"I am persuaded that every time a man smiles - but much more so when he laughs - it adds something to this fragment of life"
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"God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb"
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"For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies"
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"Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood"
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"But this is neither here nor there why do I mention it? Ask my pen, it governs me, I govern not it"
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"An English man does not travel to see English men"
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"An actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand"
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"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"
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"A dwarf who brings a standard along with him to measure his own size, take my word, is a dwarf in more articles than one"
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"One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct"
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"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!"
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"Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not"
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"Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners"
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"Religion which lays so many restraints upon us, is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no restraints upon themselves"
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"People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy"
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"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"
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"Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other"
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"Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason"
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"Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature"


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