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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause,-and of obstinacy in a bad one.
Source: Tristram Shandy
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.
I am sick as a horse.
Source: Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. vii. Chap. xi.
"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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