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.
"Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, Slavery," said I, "still thou art a bitter draught."
Source: The Passport. The Hotel at Paris.
"Our armies swore terribly in Flanders," cried my Uncle Toby, "but nothing to this."
Source: Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. iii. Chap. xi.
God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
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