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David Hume Quotes: "Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived."

Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.




David Hume Quotes: "To be a philosophical Sceptic is the first and most essential step towards being a sound, believing Christian."

To be a philosophical Sceptic is the first and most essential step towards being a sound, believing Christian.



David Hume Quotes: "Be a philosopher but amid all your philosophy be still a man."

Be a philosopher but amid all your philosophy be still a man.



David Hume Quotes: "Explanation is where the mind rests."

Explanation is where the mind rests.




David Hume Quotes: "The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so."

The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so.



David Hume Quotes: "Nothing is pure and entire of a piece. All advantages are attended with disadvantages. A universal compensation prevails in all conditions of being and existence."

Nothing is pure and entire of a piece. All advantages are attended with disadvantages. A universal compensation prevails in all conditions of being and existence.



David Hume Quotes: "It is an absurdity to believe that the Deity has human passions, and one of the lowest of human passions, a restless appetite for applause"

It is an absurdity to believe that the Deity has human passions, and one of the lowest of human passions, a restless appetite for applause




David Hume Quotes: "Men often act knowingly against their interest."

Men often act knowingly against their interest.



David Hume Quotes: "It is impossible for us to think of any thing, which we have not antecedently felt, either by our external or internal senses."

It is impossible for us to think of any thing, which we have not antecedently felt, either by our external or internal senses.



David Hume Quotes: "A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century."

A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.



David Hume Quotes: "Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence."

Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.



David Hume Quotes: "Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them."

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.




David Hume Quotes: "The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst."

The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.



David Hume Quotes: "Of all sciences there is none, where first appearances are more deceitful than in politics."

Of all sciences there is none, where first appearances are more deceitful than in politics.



David Hume Quotes: "Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them."

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.



David Hume Quotes: "Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches."

Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.



David Hume Quotes: "The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny."

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.



David Hume Quotes: "He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances."

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances.



David Hume Quotes: "Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge."

Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.



David Hume Quotes: "Any pride or haughtiness, is displeasing to us, merely because it shocks our own pride, and leads us by sympathy into comparison, which causes the disagreeable passion of humility."

Any pride or haughtiness, is displeasing to us, merely because it shocks our own pride, and leads us by sympathy into comparison, which causes the disagreeable passion of humility.



David Hume Quotes: "The most perfect happiness, surely, must arise from the contemplation of the most perfect object."

The most perfect happiness, surely, must arise from the contemplation of the most perfect object.



David Hume Quotes: "Liberty of any kind is never lost all at once."

Liberty of any kind is never lost all at once.



David Hume Quotes: "A propensity to hope and joy is real riches one to fear and sorrow real poverty."

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches one to fear and sorrow real poverty.



David Hume Quotes: "A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker."

A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.



David Hume Quotes: "He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstances."

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstances.



David Hume Quotes: "Truth springs from argument amongst friends."

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.



David Hume Quotes: "No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping."

No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.



David Hume Quotes: "This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society."

This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.



David Hume Quotes: "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."

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.



David Hume Quotes: "Human Nature is the only science of man and yet has been hitherto the most neglected."

Human Nature is the only science of man and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.



David Hume Quotes: "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."

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.



David Hume Quotes: "Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions."

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions.



David Hume Quotes: "The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one."

The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.