Laurence Sterne

1713 - 1768

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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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on good, obstinacy, and perseverance

'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause,-and of obstinacy in a bad one.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Tristram Shandy

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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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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on army

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"Our armies swore terribly in Flanders," cried my Uncle Toby, "but nothing to this."

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

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

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on god

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God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Maria.

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on angels, blush, heaven, and spirit

The accusing spirit, which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in; and the recording angel as he wrote it down dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. vi. Chap. viii.

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