Laurence Sterne Quotes


31 Laurence Sterne quotes:



"Positiveness is an absurd foible. If you are in the right, it lessens your triumph; if in the wrong, it adds shame to your defeat."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Certainty Quotes
"I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me"
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Desire Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Health Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"Heat is in proportion to the want of true knowledge"
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Adventure Quotes
"Men tire themselves in the pursuit of sleep"
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Men Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: History Quotes Anecdotes Quotes
"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"
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"I am persuaded that every time a man smiles - but much more so when he laughs - it adds something to this fragment of life"
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Darkness Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Heart Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at."
"God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb"
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: God Quotes
"You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself, he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job."
"The most accomplished way of using books is to serve them as some people do lords; learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes
"So long as a man rides his Hobby-Horse peaceably and quietly along the King's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him -- pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?"
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Man Quotes Eccentricity Quotes



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