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SIR ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER, 7TH EARL OF SHAFTESBURY
English philanthropist
(1801 - 1885)

Men's first thoughts in this matter are generally better than their second; their natural notions better than those refin'd by study, or consultation with casuists.
      - Characteristics--Essay on The Freedom of Wit and Humour
         (sec. I) [Thought]

How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in reasoning, and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule?
      - Characteristics--Letter Concerning Enthusiasm
         (pt. I, sec. II) [Ridicule]

'Twas the saying of an ancient sage that humour was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour. For a subject which would not bear raillery was suspicious; and a jest which would not bear a serious examination was certainly false wit.
      - Characteristics--Letter Concerning Enthusiasm
         (pt. I, sect, V), referring to Leontinus
        [Ridicule]

Truth, 'tis supposed, may bear all lights; and one those principal lights or natural mediums by which things are to be viewed in order to a thorough recognition is ridicule itself.
      - Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour
         (pt. I, sec. I) [Ridicule]


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