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.
Quote by David Hume
David Hume Quotes
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself...
But I would still reply, that the knavery and folly of men are such common...
Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable...
Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object,...
The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.
Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.
What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.
It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place... it's when we...
Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But...
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can...
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real...
When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to...
Everything in the world is purchased by labor.
The law always limits every power it gives.
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his...