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