May I present Anthony Ashley Cooper, Third Earl of Shaftesbury.
“As accidental as my life may be, or as that random humor is, which governs it, I know nothing, after all, so real or substantial as myself”
“Truth is the most powerful thing in the world, since even fiction itself must be governed by it, and can only please by its resemblance”
‘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.
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.
How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in reasoning, and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule? –
Now who is he and how does he relate to “LOST”?