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14 Famous Quotes by Laurence Sterne
11/24/1713 - 3/18/1768
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Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.

Pain Quotes, by Laurence Sterne

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Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.

Pursuit Quotes, by Laurence Sterne

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Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood

Courtship Quotes, by Laurence Sterne

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God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.

Proverbs Quotes, by Laurence Sterne , Source: Sentimental Journey

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He found a city of bricks, he left one of marble.

Proverbs Quotes, by Laurence Sterne , Source: Sentimental Journey

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It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear, not to skin his sheep.

Proverbs Quotes, by Laurence Sterne , Source: Sentimental Journey

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These things by reason of our friendship I have not hesitated glo to communicate.

Proverbs Quotes, by Laurence Sterne , Source: Sentimental Journey

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Let to-morrow take care of to-morrow, Leave things of the future to fate; What's the use to anticipate sorrow? Life's troubles come never too late.

Proverbs Quotes, by Laurence Sterne , Source: Sentimental Journey

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When men grow virtuous in their old age they are merely making a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.

Proverbs Quotes, by Laurence Sterne , Source: Sentimental Journey

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Our armies swore terrible in Flanders.

Swearing Quotes, by Laurence Sterne , Source: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (bk. III, ch. XI)

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"He shall not die, by God," cried by uncle Toby. The Accusing Spirit which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in: and the Recording Angel as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever.

Swearing Quotes, by Laurence Sterne , Source: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (bk. VI, ch. VIII)

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'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause -- and of obstinacy in a bad one.

Obstinacy Quotes, by Laurence Sterne

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

Cliches and one-liners Quotes, by Laurence Sterne

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There is nothing so awkward as courting a woman whilst she is making sausages.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Laurence Sterne

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