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Laurence Sterne – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Laurence Sterne

 

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


Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.

– Laurence Sterne


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


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


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


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

– Laurence Sterne


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

– Laurence Sterne


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

– Laurence Sterne


Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.

– Laurence Sterne


Only the brave know how to forgive… a coward never forgave it is not in his nature.

– Laurence Sterne


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


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

– Laurence Sterne


Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.

– Laurence Sterne


In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

– Laurence Sterne


An English man does not travel to see English men.

– Laurence Sterne


Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.

– Laurence Sterne


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