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LORD SHAFTESBURY, 3RD EARL OF SHAFTESBURY (ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER)
English statesman and philosopher
(1671 - 1713)
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The passion of fear (as a modern philosopher informs me) determines the spirits of the muscles of the knees, which are instantly ready to perform their motion, by taking up the legs with incomparable celerity, in order to remove the body out of harm's way.
      - [Fear]

The taste of beauty, and the relish of what is decent, just and amiable, perfects the character of the gentleman and the philosopher. And the study of such a taste or relish will, as we suppose, be ever the great employment and concern of him who covets as well to be wise and good, as agreeable and polite.
      - [Gentlemen]

The temper of the pedagogue suits not with the age; and the world, however it may be taught, will not be tutored.
      - [Teaching]

There is a melancholy which accompanies all enthusiasm.
      - [Enthusiasm]

They who are great talkers in company have never been any talkers by themselves, nor used to private discussions of our home regimen.
      - [Talking]

Through certain humors or passions, and from temper merely, a man may be completely miserable, let his outward circumstances be ever so fortunate.
      - [Temper]

'Tis the strumpet's plague
  To beguile many, and be beguiled by one.
      - [Harlot]

To love the public, to study universal good, and to promote the interest of the whole world, as far as lies within our power, is the height of goodness, and makes that temper which we call divine.
      - [Goodness]

True courage has so little to do with anger, that there lies always the strangest suspicion against it where this passion is highest. The true courage is the cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of brutal bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene, pleasant, and free.
      - [Courage]

True courage is cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of a brutal bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free. Rage, we know, can make a coward forget himself and fight. But what is done in fury or anger can never be placed to the account of courage.
      - [Courage]

True features make the beauty of a face, and true proportions the beauty of architecture.
      - [Beauty]

Truth is the most powerful thing in the world, since even fiction itself must be governed by it, and can only please by its resemblance. The appearance of reality is necessary to make any passion agreeably represented, and to be able to move others we must be moved ourselves, or at least seem to be so, upon some probable grounds.
      - [Truth]

Truth, 'tis supposed, may bear all lights; and on of those bright lights . . . by which things are to be viewed . . . is ridicule itself.
      - [Ridicule]

We may have an excellent ear for music, without being able to perform in any kind; we may judge well of poetry, without being poets, or possessing the least of a poetic vein; but we can have no tolerable notion of goodness without being tolerably good.
      - [Goodness]

Wit is its own remedy. Liberty and commerce bring it to its true standard. The only danger is the laying an embargo. The same thing happens here as in the case of trade: impositions and restrictions reduce it to a low ebb; nothing is so advantageous to it as a free port.
      - [Wit]


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