In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)
Contributed by: Siona
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Contributed by: mimi
A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
Contributed by: Naumadd
Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.
Source: Sermon xxvii.
Contributed by: Zaady
The sad vicissitude of things.
Source: Sermon xvi.
Go, poor devil, get thee gone! Why should I hurt thee? This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me.
Source: Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. ii. chap. xii.
Positiveness is a most absurd foible. If you are in the right, it lessens your triumph; if in the wrong, it adds shame to your defeat.
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!
Source: Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. iii. Chap. xii.
Great wits jump.
Source: Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. iii. Chap. ix.
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
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