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 criticism, hypocrisy, and world

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!

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. iii. Chap. xii.

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne

Great wits jump.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. iii. Chap. ix.

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on desires and knowledge

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

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