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WILLIAM WOLLASTON
English philosophical writer
(1659 - 1724)

We readily excuse paralytics from labor; and shall we be angry with a hypochondriac for not being cheerful in company? Must we stigmatize such an unfortunate person as peevish, positive, and unfit for society? His disorder may no more suffer him to be merry, than the gout will suffer another to dance. The advising a melancholic to be cheerful is like bidding a coward to he courageous, or a dwarf be taller.
      - [Misanthropy]


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