"With such goodness is our nature constituted, so gentle is the reign of virtue, that it restrains not its subjects from that enjoyment of bodily pleasures, which upon a right estimate will be found the sweetest: altho’ this she demands, that we should still preserve so lively a sense of the superior pleasures, as may be sufficient to controul the lower appetites, when they make any opposition."
— Hutcheson, Francis (1694-1746)
See A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy, in Three Books; Containing the Elements of Ethicks and the Law of Nature. By Francis Hutcheson, LLD. Late Professor of Philosophy in the University of Glasgow. Translated from the Latin. (Glasgow: Printed and sold by Robert Foulis. Printer to the University, 1747). <Link to ESTC>
Text from Francis Hutcheson, Philosophiae moralis institutio compendiaria: With a Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy, ed. Luigi Turco (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2007). <Link to OLL>