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Лоренс Стерн

Дата рождения: 24. Ноябрь 1713
Дата смерти: 18. Март 1768

Ло́ренс Стерн — английский писатель XVIII века. Широко известны его романы «Жизнь и мнения Тристрама Шенди, джентльмена» и «Сентиментальное путешествие по Франции и Италии». Будучи священником, он также опубликовал многочисленные проповеди, принимал участие в местной политической жизни.


„In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. В уединении разум обретает силу и учится рассчитывать на себя.“

„Для меня нет ничего затруднительнее в жизни, чем сообщить кому-нибудь, кто я такой.“


„Жажда знаний, подобно жажде богатств, растет вместе с ее удовлетворением.“

„Мы не столько любим людей за то добро, которое они нам сделали, сколько за то добро, которое мы им сделали.“

„What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within the span of his little life by him who interests his heart in everything.“

„Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners“

„Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.“

„I begin with writing the first
sentence—and trusting to Almighty
God for the second.“
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman


„Human nature is the same in all professions.“ The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

„Shall we for ever make new books, as apothecaries make new mixtures, by pouring only out of one vessel into another?“ The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

„Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness, than all other holes in this world put together.“ The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

„I have undertaken, you see, to write not only my life, but my opinions also; hoping and expecting that your knowledge of my character, and of what kind of a mortal I am, by the one, would give you a better relish for the other: As you proceed further with me, the slight acquaintance which is now beginning betwixt us, will grow into familiarity; and that, unless one of us is in fault, will terminate in friendship.“ The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman


„What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests himself in everything.“

„Time wastes too fast : every letter I trace tells me with what rapidity Life follows my pen; the days and hours of it, more precious, my dear Jenny! than the rubies about thy neck, are flying over our heads like light clouds of a windy day, never to return more -- every thing presses on -- whilst thou are twisting that lock, -- see! it grows grey; and every time I kiss thy hand to bid adieu, and every absence which follows it, are preludes to that eternal separation which we are shortly to make!“

„Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.“

„I have a strong propensity in me to begin this chapter very nonsensically, and I will not balk my fancy.--Accordingly I set off thus:“ The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

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