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Adventure
Engrave this Quote A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
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-Laurence Sterne
Atheism
Engrave this Quote First, whenever a man talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not his reason, but his passions, which have got the better of his creed. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors, and where they separate, depend upon it, 'Tis for no other cause but quietness sake.
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Engrave this Quote 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.
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Certainty
Engrave this Quote Positiveness is an absurd foible. If you are in the right, it lessens your triumph; if in the wrong, it adds shame to your defeat.
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Doctors
Engrave this Quote There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse.
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Eccentric, Eccentricity
Engrave this Quote 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?
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Forgiveness
Engrave this Quote Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
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Health
Engrave this Quote People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.
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Humor
Engrave this Quote For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.
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-Laurence Sterne
Engrave this Quote 'Tis no extravagant arithmetic to say, that for every ten jokes, thou hast got an hundred enemies; and till thou hast gone on, and raised a swarm of wasps about thine ears, and art half stung to death by them, thou wilt never be convinced it is so.
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Journeys
Engrave this Quote Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
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Knowledge
Engrave this Quote The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
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Laughter
Engrave this Quote I am persuaded that every time a man smiles, but much more so when he laughs, it adds something to this fragment of life.
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Pain
Engrave this Quote Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
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Parenting
Engrave this Quote I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me.
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Pessimism
Engrave this Quote We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force.
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Pleasure
Engrave this Quote Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
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Reading
Engrave this Quote One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.
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Reason
Engrave this Quote Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
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Religion
Engrave this Quote Look into the world
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-Laurence Sterne, Sermons sermon 3, Philanthropy recommended ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996), 1760
Respect
Engrave this Quote Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
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Solitude
Engrave this Quote In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
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Storytelling
Engrave this Quote The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.
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Teaching
Engrave this Quote Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.
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