David Hume

David Hume

was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism
Avarice, or the desire of gain, is a universal passion which operates at all times, at all places, and upon all persons.More David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For the purposes of life and conduct, and society, a little good sense is surely better than all this genius, and a little good humour than this extreme sensibility.More David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For as to the dispersing of Books, that Circumstance does perhaps as much harm as good: Since Nonsense flies with greater Celerity, and makes greater Impression than Reason; though indeed no particular species of Nonsense is so durable. But the several Forms of Nonsense never cease succeeding one another; and Men are always under the Dominion of some one or other, though nothing was ever equal in Absurdity and Wickedness to our present Patriotism.More David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Few enjoyments are given from the open and liberal hand of nature; but by art, labor and industry we can extract them in great abundance. Hence, the ideas of property become necessary in all civil society.More David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No amount of observations of white swans can allow the inference that all swans are white, but the observation of a single black swan is sufficient to refute that conclusion.More David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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