Laurence Sterne Quotes
Brief author info: Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) English novelist.
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The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.
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.
There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse.
A man cannot dress, but his ideas get clothed at the same time.
For every ten jokes, thou hast got an hundred enemies.
What is the life of man! Is it not to shift from side to side?-from sorrow to sorrow?-to button up one cause of vexation!-and unbutton another!
Philosophy has a fine saying for everything.-For Death it has an entire set.
Before an affliction is digested, consolation ever comes too soon; and after it is digested, it comes too late.
So long as a man rides his hobbyhorse 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?
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Count your age by friends, not years Count your life by smiles, not tears.