Quotes by Lawrence Sterne

To have respect for ourselves guides our morals and to have a deference for others governs our manners.

Lawrence Sterne

To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners.

Lawrence Sterne

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About the rhinoceros Here is an animal with a hide two feet think and no apparent interest in politics. What a waste.

Randolph Silliman Bourne

Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein

Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.

John Ernst Steinbeck

Beware how you take away hope from another human being.

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Poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language.

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