"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Laurence Sterne on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Laurence Sterne on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Laurence Sterne on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Laurence Sterne on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Laurence Sterne on Helen Keller
"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."
"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."
"People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy."