Quotation by Laurence Sterne

Almost one half of our time is spent in telling and hearing evil of one another ... and every hour brings forth something strange and terrible to fill up our discourse and our astonishment.
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 18, "The Levite and his concubine" (1766), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996).
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