“Now because shame is an imagination . . .”
Now because shame is an imagination proceeding from some injury done to Reputation, for Reputations sake, and not of the Events that happen; and because no man would have any care of his Reputation but because of that esteem which generally men have of it; of necessity a man must esteem that which all men value. Now they who esteem, esteem those whom they esteem, and those by whom they would be admir’d; all those with whom they have an honourable Emulation, and whose good fame they do not contemn.