Top 41 Laurence Sterne quotes
An English man does not travel to see English men.
I take a simple view of life. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it.
God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
A dwarf who brings a standard along with him to measure his own size, take my word, is a dwarf in more articles than one.
People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.
The most accomplished way of using books is to serve them as some people do lords; learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.
Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor.
Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness, than all other holes in this world put together.
People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.
Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
Religion which lays so many restraints upon us, is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no restraints upon themselves.
Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
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.
When a man is discontented with himself, it has one advantage - that it puts him into an excellent frame of mind for making a bargain.
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!
I am persuaded that every time a man smiles - but much more so when he laughs - it adds something to this fragment of life.
Writing, when properly managed, (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation.
One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.
In all unmerciful actions, the worst of men pay this compliment at least to humanity, as to endeavour to wear as much of the appearance of it, as the case will well let them.
'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one.
Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.
For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.
So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil.
It is a great pity but tis certain from every day's observation of man, that he may be set on fire like a candle, at either end provided there is a sufficient wick standing out.
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!
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
When the heart flies out before the understanding, it saves the judgment a world of pains.
Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current.
There have been no sects in the Christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture.
An actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.
But this is neither here nor there why do I mention it? Ask my pen, it governs me, I govern not it.
Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
Laurence Sterne books
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin Classics)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)
A Sentimental Journey (Penguin Classics)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Modern Library Classics)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: (with an Introduction by Wilbur L. Cross)
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
Tristram Shandy (Collins Classics)
A Sentimental Journey (Penguin Classics) by Laurence Sterne (29-Nov-2001) Paperback
A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY (Annotated): THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY
Tristram Shandy (Norton Critical Editions)
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Tristram Shandy An Immortal Autobiography English Literature Essay
The essay accessible briefly traces examples of Laurence Sterne's refutation of temporal and epistemological conventions in his novel Tristram Shandy specifically in the first two amounts of the series. The strategy undertaken is principally in the light of structural narratology.
Islamic Azad University
Tristram Shandy: An Immortal Autobiography
A Project Made by: Marzieh Hashemi
Course:The Literature of 17th and 18th cent.
Instructor: Ms. Takapoui
The books of eighteenth hundred years being well-known for its dogmatic as well as pragmatic views was..
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