Abraham Tucker

Profession : Philosopher
Nationality : British
Birth : 2nd September, 1705
Death : 20th November, 1774
About : Abraham Tucker was an English country gentleman, who devoted himself to the study of philosophy. He wrote The Light of Nature Pursued under the name of Edward Search. Tucker was born in London of a Somerset family, the son of a wealthy city merchant. His parents died during his infancy, and he was brought up by his uncle, Sir Isaac Tillard. In 1721, he entered Merton College, Oxford, as a gentleman commoner, and studied philosophy, mathematics, French, Italian and music. He afterwards studied laws at the Inner Temple, but was never called to the bar. He took no part in politics, and wrote a pamphlet, “The Country Gentleman's Advice to his Son on the Subject of Party Clubs” 1755, cautioning young men against its snares.

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The point… is to dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect, to call off the thoughts when turning upon disagreeable objects, and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances.
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We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.
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