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Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption.

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

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

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Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur ...

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Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.

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What is the life of man! Is it not to shift from side to side? From sorrow to sorrow? To button up o ...

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The most accomplished way of using books is to serve them as some people do lords; learn their title ...

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God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.

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Vanity bids all her sons be brave, and all her daughters chaste and courteous.

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Philosophy has a fine saying for everything.-For Death it has an entire set.

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To write a book is for all the world like humming a song.

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Only the brave know how to forgive

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Writings may be compared to wine. Sense is the strength, but wit the flavor.

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Learning is the dictionary, but sense the grammar of science.

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Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, Slavery," said I, "still thou art a bitter draught.

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First, whenever a man talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not his reason, but h ...

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