Quotation by Laurence Sterne

Whoever takes a view of the life of man ... will find it so beset and hemm'd in with obligations of one kind or other, as to leave little room to suspect, that man can live to himself: and so closely has our creator link'd us together ... that we find this bond of mutual dependence ... is too strong to be broke.
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 7, "Vindication of human nature" (1760), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996).

Sterne's commentary on Romans 14:7.
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