Laurence Sterne quotes

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There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse.
I know as well as any one, [the devil] is an adversary, whom if we resist, he will fly from us--but I seldom resist him at all; fr ...
But there is nothing unmixt in this world; and some of the gravest of our divines have carried it so far as to affirm, that enjoym ...
Sweet pliability of man's spirit, that can at once surrender itself to illusions, which cheat expectation and sorrow of their wear ...
What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests his heart in every thing, an ...
I am positive I have a soul; nor can all the books with which materialists have pester'd the world ever convince me of the contrar ...
I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and cry, 'Tis all barren--and so it is; and so is all the world to him who wi ...
Hail ye small sweet courtesies of life, for smooth do ye make the road of it! like grace and beauty which beget inclinations to lo ...
I guard this box, as I would the instrumental parts of my religion, to help my mind on to something better.
'Tis going, I own, like the Knight of the Woeful Countenance, in quest of melancholy adventures--but I know not how it is, but I a ...
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