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Quotation by Laurence Sterne
What is the life of man! Is it not to shift from side to side?—from sorrow to sorrow?—to button up one cause of vexation!—and unbutton another!
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1761), vol. 4, ch. 31, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).
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