Laurence Sterne

1713 - 1768

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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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on pity and travel

I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba and cry, "'T is all barren!"

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: the Street. Calais.

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on order

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"They order," said I, "this matter better in France."

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: Sentimental Journey. Page 1.

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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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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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