Laurence Sterne Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Laurence Sterne quotes, Laurence Sterne sayings, and Laurence Sterne proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne
A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything. Laurence Sterne
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. Laurence Sterne
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. Laurence Sterne
Human nature is the same in all professions. Laurence Sterne
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne
The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it. Laurence Sterne
Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom. Laurence Sterne
A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything. Laurence Sterne
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. Laurence Sterne
An injury unanswered, in time grows weary of itself and dies away in voluntary remorse. In bad dispositions, capable of no restraint but fear, it has a different effect; the silent digestion of one wrong provokes a second. Laurence Sterne
People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy. Laurence Sterne
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne
A man cannot dress, but his ideas get cloath'd at the same time. Laurence Sterne
Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current. Laurence Sterne
The best hearts are ever the bravest. Laurence Sterne
There is nothing so awkward as courting a woman whilst she is making sausages. Laurence Sterne
Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood. Laurence Sterne
The more tickets you have in a lottery, the worse your chance. And it is the same of virtues, in the lottery of life. Laurence Sterne
For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies. Laurence Sterne
An atheist is more reclaimable than a papist, as ignorance is sooner cured than superstition. Laurence Sterne
To say a man is fallen in love--or that he is deeply in love—or up to the ears in love—and sometimes even over head and ears in it--carries an idiomatical kind of implication, that love is a thing below a man. Laurence Sterne
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne
If a man has a right to be proud of anything, it is of a good action done as it ought to be, without any base interest lurking at the bottom of it. Laurence Sterne
Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, tho‘ the cant of hypocrites may be the worst, the cant of criticism is the most tormenting. Laurence Sterne
A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by he who interests his heart in everything. Laurence Sterne
The way to fame is like the way to heaven, through much tribulation. Laurence Sterne
People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy. Laurence Sterne
Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst, the cant of criticism is the most tormenting. Laurence Sterne
Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything. Laurence Sterne