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Quotations From LAURENCE STERNE

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  • 71.
    REASON, is half of it, SENSE; and the measure of heaven itself is but the measure of our present appetites and concoctions.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1765), vol. 7, ch. 13, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).

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  • 72.
    A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author. "In the Street—Calais," A Sentimental Journey (1768).

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  • 73.
    Always carry it in thy mind, and act upon it, as a sure maxim: "That women are timid:" And 'tis well they are—else there would be no dealing with them.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1765), vol. 8, ch. 34, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).

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  • 74.
    The French are certainly misunderstood:Mbut whether the fault is theirs, in not sufficiently explaining themselves; or speaking with that exact limitation and precision which one would expect ... or whether the fault may not be altogether on our side ... I shall not decide.
    Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1765), vol. 7, ch. 18, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).
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