Men tire themselves in the pursuit of sleep.
Laurence Sterne Quotes
Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
‘Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one.
I define a nose as follows – intreating only beforehand, and beseeching my readers, both male and female, of what age, complexion, and condition soever, for the love of God and their own souls, to guard against the temptations and suggestions of the devil, and suffer him by no art or wile to put any […]
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.
Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current.
De gustibus non est disputandum; – that is, there is no disputing against Hobby-Horses; and for my part, I seldom do; nor could I with any sort of grace, had I been an enemy to them at the bottom; for happening, at certain intervals and changes of the moon, to be both fidler and painter, […]
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?
Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
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.