David Hume

David Hume – Belief is nothing but a…


“Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.”
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David Hume – Heaven and hell suppose two…


“Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.”
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David Hume – This avidity alone, of acquiring…


“This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.”
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David Hume – Truth springs from argument amongst…


“Truth springs from argument amongst friends.”
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David Hume – A propensity to hope and…


“A propensity to hope and joy is real riches one to fear and sorrow real poverty.”
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David Hume – There is a very remarkable…


“There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.”
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David Hume – The heights of popularity and…


“The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.”
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David Hume – Human Nature is the only…


“Human Nature is the only science of man and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.”
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David Hume – Accuracy is, in every case…


“Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other.”
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David Hume – Any person seasoned with a…


“Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.”
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