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Quotation by Laurence Sterne
My father was a gentleman of many virtues,—but he had a strong spice of that in his temper which might, or might not, add to the number.—'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause,—and of obstinacy in a bad one.
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760), vol. 1, ch. 17, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).
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