"Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Laurence Sterne on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Laurence Sterne on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Laurence Sterne on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Laurence Sterne on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Laurence Sterne on Booker T. Washington
"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."
"Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas."
"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."
"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."
"People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy."