David Hume

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David Hume

David Hume

Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Custom, then, is the great guide of human life.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And what is the greatest number? Number one.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Avarice, the spur of industry.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Among well bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.More David Hume [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:05]
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:11]
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:35]
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.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:40]
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:03]
Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:29]
Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:33]
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.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:39]
Custom is the great guide to human life.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:02]
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:39]
Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:05]
I have written on all sorts of subjects... yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:11]
It is a just political maxim, that every man must be supposed a knave.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:16]
It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.More David Hume [09/01/2011 07:09:21]

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