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 :: 1713-1768, British Author

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So long as a man rides his Hobby-Horse peaceably and quietly along the King's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him -- pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?
~ Laurence Sterne - [Eccentricity]

 

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The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
~ Laurence Sterne - [Knowledge]

 

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The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.
~ Laurence Sterne - [Anecdotes]

 

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There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse.
~ Laurence Sterne - [Doctors]

 

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We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force.
~ Laurence Sterne - [Complaints and Complaining]

 

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When ever a person talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not their reason, but their passions, which have got the better of their beliefs. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors; and when they separate, depend on it that it is for the sake of peace and quiet.
~ Laurence Sterne - [Atheism]

 

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