Quotation by Laurence Sterne

To have the fear of God before our eyes, and, in our mutual dealings with each other, to govern our actions by the eternal measures of right and wrong:MThe first of these will comprehend the duties of religion;Mthe second, those of morality, which are so inseparably connected together, that you cannot divide these two tables ... without breaking and mutually destroying them both.
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760), vol. 2, ch. 17, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).

From his previously published "Abuses of Conscience" sermon (1750), read by Corporal Trim to the Shandy family.
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