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Through certain humors or passions, and from temper merely, a man may be completely miserable, let his outward circumstances be ever so fortunate.
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Gravity is of the very essence of imposture; it does not only mistake other things, but is apt perpetually almost to mistake itself.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

When men are easy in themselves, they let others remain so.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

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

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

Nothing is more ridiculous than ridicule.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

True features make the beauty of a face, and true proportions the beauty of architecture.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

It is necessary a writing critic should understand how to write. And though every writer is not bound to show himself in the capacity of critic, every writing critic is bound to show himself capable of being a writer; for if he be apparently impotent in this latter kind, he is to be denied all title or character in the other.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

The greatest of fools is he who imposes on himself, and in his greatest concern thinks certainly he knows that which he has least studied, and of which he is most profoundly ignorant.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

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.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

Temper, if ungoverned, governs the whole man.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

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.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

The heart is never neutral.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

Never did any soul do good but it came readier to do the same again, with more enjoyment. Never was love or gratitude or bounty practiced but with increasing joy, which made the practicer still more in love with the fair act.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

As many as are the difficulties which Virtue has to encounter in this world, her force is yet superior.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

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.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

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.

— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury

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