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Quotations From LAURENCE STERNE

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  • 21.
    That of all the several ways of beginning a book which are now in practice throughout the known world, I am confident my own way of doing it is the best—I'm sure it is the most religious—for I begin with writing the first sentence—and trusting to Almighty God for the second.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1765), vol. 8, ch. 2, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).

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  • 22.
    When the affections so kindly break loose, Joy, is another name for Religion.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 20, "The prodigal son" (1766), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996). Sterne's comment on the welcomed return of the prodigal.

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  • 23.
    The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author. Tristram Shandy, bk. 1, ch. 25 (1759-1767).

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  • 24.
    The insolence of base minds in success is boundless; and would scarce admit of a comparison, did not they themselves furnish us with one in the degrees of their abjection when evil returns upon them.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 16, "The character of Shimei" (1766), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996).

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  • 25.
    The truth and regularity of a character is not, in justice, to be looked upon as broken, from any one single act or omission which may seem a contradiction to it:Mthe best of men appear sometimes to be strange compounds of contradictory qualities.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 31, "St. Peter's character" (1769), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996).

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  • 26.
    There have been no sects in the christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 38, "On enthusiasm" (1769), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996).

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  • 27.
    Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author. Sermons, sermon 43, "[Efficacy of prayer]" (1769), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996).
  • 28.
    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 (1713-1768), British author. Tristram Shandy, bk. 1, ch. 1 (1759-1767). Opening words of book.

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  • 29.
    Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness, than all other holes in this world put together.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1767), vol. 9, ch. 1, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).

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  • 30.
    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.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 44, "The ways of Providence justified to man" (1769), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996).

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