Excerpt from Adam Smith's "A Theory of Moral Sentiments."

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Excerpt from Adam Smith's "A Theory of Moral Sentiments."

Subject

Adam Smith's idea about how passions affect us.

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Specifically, this excerpt is on Smith's thoughts on love and how it affects people as an emotion and a passion.

Creator

Adam Smith

Date

1759

Contributor

Rahul

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Text

Language

English

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Book

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Love is an agreeable; resentment, a disagreeable passion; and accord-ingly we are no thalf so anxious tha tour friends should adop tourfriendships, as that they should enter into our resentments. We canforgive them though they seem to be little affected with the favourswhich we may have received, but lose all patience if they seem indif-ferent about the injuries which may have been done to us: nor are wehalf so angry with them for not entering into our gratitude, as for notsympathizing with our resentment.

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Adam Smith, “Excerpt from Adam Smith's "A Theory of Moral Sentiments.",” Enlightenmens, accessed December 2, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/537.

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