Laurence Sterne Quotes

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Born: November 24, 1713, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland
Birth Country: Ireland
Died: London, England, March 18, 1768
Occupation: Author

1.
Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
- Laurence Sterne

2.
An English man does not travel to see English men.
- Laurence Sterne

3.
I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor.
- Laurence Sterne

4.
I take a simple view of life. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it.
- Laurence Sterne

5.
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
- Laurence Sterne

6.
Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.
- Laurence Sterne

7.
Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
- Laurence Sterne

8.
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
- Laurence Sterne

9.
Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave it is not in his nature.
- Laurence Sterne

10.
People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.
- Laurence Sterne

11.
People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.
- Laurence Sterne

12.
Religion which lays so many restraints upon us, is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no restraints upon themselves.
- Laurence Sterne

13.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
- Laurence Sterne

14.
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
- Laurence Sterne

15.
So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil.
- Laurence Sterne

16.
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
- Laurence Sterne

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