Quotation by Sarah Fielding

I know not whether it would be too bold an assertion to say that candor makes capacity.... But in order to try the truth of any observation relating to the mind, the easiest method is to illustrate it by outward objects. If, for instance, a man was to sweat and labor all the days of his life to fill a chest which was already full, the absurdity of his vain endeavor would be glaring. In the same manner, when the human mind is filled and stuffed with notions brought thither by fallacious inclinations, there is no room for truth to enter: candor being banished, passions alone bear the sway.
Sarah Fielding (1710–1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, prologue to part 3 (1754).

In the eighteenth century, "candor" signified impartiality, justice, and kindliness.
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