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Quotation by Laurence Sterne
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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