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Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, ...
by 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

Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins,
which add no value to gold or silver,
but only render brass current.
- Laurence Sterne

Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
- Laurence Sterne

A dwarf who brings a standard along with him to measure his own size,
take my word, is a dwarf in more articles than one.
- Laurence Sterne

 

What is the life of man!
Is it not to shift from side to side? From sorrow to
sorrow? To button up one cause of vexation!
And unbutton another!
- Laurence Sterne

Respect for ourselves guides our morals,
respect for others guides our manners.
- Laurence Sterne

It is a great pity but tis certain from every day's observation of man,
that he may be set on fire like a candle,
at either end provided there is a sufficient wick standing out.
- Laurence Sterne

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So much of motion, is so much of life,
and so much of joy, and to stand still,
or get on but slowly, is death and the devil.
- Laurence Sterne

Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
- Laurence Sterne

People who overly take care of their health are like misers.
They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.
- Laurence Sterne

Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when
they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story,
which engages the passions.
- Laurence Sterne

The most accomplished way of using books is to serve
them as some people do lords;
learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.
- Laurence Sterne

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.
- Laurence Sterne

Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
- Laurence Sterne

Religion which lays so many restraints upon us,
is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no
restraints upon themselves.
- 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

An English man does not travel to see English men.
- Laurence Sterne

Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.
- Laurence Sterne

Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness,
than all other holes in this world put together.
- Laurence Sterne

In all unmerciful actions, the worst of men pay this
compliment at least to humanity,
as to endeavour to wear as much of the appearance of it,
as the case will well let them.
- Laurence Sterne

When the heart flies out before the understanding,
it saves the judgment a world of pains.
- Laurence Sterne

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches,
increases ever with the acquisition of it.
- Laurence Sterne

One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but
to improve his mind and morals,
and regulate his conduct.
- Laurence Sterne

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
- Laurence Sterne

But this is neither here nor there why do I mention it? Ask my pen,
it governs me, I govern not it.
- Laurence Sterne

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
- 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

For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.
- Laurence Sterne

I am persuaded that every time a man smiles -
but much more so when he laughs -
it adds something to this fragment of life.
- Laurence Sterne

When a man is discontented with himself,
it has one advantage - that it puts him into an excellent
frame of mind for making a bargain.
- Laurence Sterne

Writing, when properly managed, (as you may be sure
I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation.
- Laurence Sterne

Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy,
but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
- Laurence Sterne

Only the brave know how to forgive...
a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
- Laurence Sterne

There have been no sects in the Christian world,
however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support
their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture.
- Laurence Sterne

Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness,
succeed each other.
- Laurence Sterne

Alas!
if the principles of contentment are not within us,
the height of station and worldly grandeur will as
soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
- Laurence Sterne

I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone,
in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain,
a mile from any habitation? He replied,
that Providence was his next-door neighbor.
- Laurence Sterne

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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