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Quotation by Laurence Sterne
When the precipitancy of a man's wishes hurries on his ideas ninety times faster than the vehicle he rides in—woe be to truth!
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1765), vol. 7, ch. 8, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).
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