David Hume

David Hume

was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism
But, historians, and even common sense, may inform us, that, however specious these ideas of perfect equality may seem, they are really, at bottom, impracticable; and were they not so, would be extremely pernicious to human society. Render possessions ever so equal, men's different degrees of art, care, and industry will immediately break that equality. Or if you check these virtues, you reduce society to the most extreme indigence; and instead of preventing want and beggary in a few, render it unavoidable to the wholeMore David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More David Hume quotes [09/01/2011 07:09:26]
No conclusions can be more agreeable to scepticism than such as make discoveries concerning the weakness and narrow limits of human reason and capacity.More David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.More David Hume quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Avarice, the spur of industry.More David Hume quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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