"Religion which lays so many restraints upon us, is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no restraints upon themselves."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Laurence Sterne on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Laurence Sterne on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Laurence Sterne on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Laurence Sterne on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Laurence Sterne on Albert Camus
"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."