Laurence Sterne

1713 - 1768

A Quote by Laurence Sterne on alone, loneliness, solitude, and strength

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on brave, forgive, generous, virtue, and human nature

Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at. 

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on adventure, discovery, exploration, mortality, curiosity, interest, life, and living

A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on conscience and trust

Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Sermon xxvii.

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne

The sad vicissitude of things.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Sermon xvi.

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on devil and world

Go, poor devil, get thee gone! Why should I hurt thee? This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. ii. chap. xii.

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on defeat and shame

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.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on reason and religion

Whenever a man talks loudly against religion,-always suspect that it is not his reason, but his passions which have got the better of his creed.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Tristram Shandy

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on horses

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I am sick as a horse.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. vii. Chap. xi.

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on art, bitterness, and slavery

"Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, Slavery," said I, "still thou art a bitter draught."

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: The Passport. The Hotel at Paris.

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