Date: 1709, 1714
"Nor is it a wonder that Men are generally such faint Reasoners, and care so little to argue strictly on any trivial Subject in Company; when they dare so little exert their Reason in greater Matters, and are forc'd to argue lamely, where they have need of the greatest Activity and Strength. The ...
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— Cooper, Anthony Ashley, third earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713)