Adam Smith's Simplified Theory of Moral Sentiments, Part 1, Section 2, Chapter 4: The Social Feelings

Chapter 4: The Social Feelings

The Amiable Virtues are Social Feelings

29A divided sympathy renders anger and resentment so disagreeable. 30 The sentiment of love is, in itself, agreeable to its subject-person, or to the person who feels it.

31 Those amiable passions, even when excessive, are never regarded with aversion.

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