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"Forgiveness is God's command."
Martin Luther
Laurence Sterne Quotes
Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
Laurence Sterne

Digressions, incontestably, are the sunshine; - they are the life, the soul of reading; - take them out of this book for instance, - you might as well take the book along with them.
Laurence Sterne

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.
Laurence Sterne

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

Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
Laurence Sterne

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

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!
Laurence Sterne

One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.
Laurence Sterne

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

Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
Laurence Sterne

Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
Laurence Sterne

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.
Laurence Sterne

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

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

The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.
Laurence Sterne

We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force.
Laurence Sterne

Type:
Novelist
Date of Birth:
1713-11-24
Year of Death:
1768
Nationality:
Irish
 

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