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4 Famous Quotes by Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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. - Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury,

Thought Quotes, by Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury , Source: Characteristics--Essay on The Freedom of Wit and Humour (sect. I)

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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.

Ridicule Quotes, by Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury , Source: Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour (pt. I, sec. I)

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'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. - Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury,

Ridicule Quotes, by Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury , Source: Characteristics--Letter Concerning Enthusiasm (pt. I, sect, V), referring to Leontinus

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How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in reasoning, and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule? - Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury,

Ridicule Quotes, by Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury , Source: Characteristics--Letter Concerning Enthusiasm (pt. I, sec. II)

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