"Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Laurence Sterne on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Laurence Sterne on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Laurence Sterne on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Laurence Sterne on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Laurence Sterne on Abraham Lincoln
"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."