Laurence Sterne Quotes


31 Laurence Sterne 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 pursuit of rest."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Men Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Doctors 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
"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
"I take a simple view of life. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Darkness Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"For every ten jokes, thou hast got a hundred enemies"
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Enemies 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
"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
"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."
"We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force."
"Writing, when properly managed, (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation"
"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
"The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it."
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: History Quotes Anecdotes 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
"I write the first sentence and trust in God for the next"
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: God Quotes
"Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current"
Author: Sterne Quotes Category: Gold Quotes



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