A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere the careless, the most stupid thinker
Quote by David Hume
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
No advantages in this world are pure and unmixed.
Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object,...
Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In...
The sweetest and most inoffensive path of life leads through the avenues of science and...
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates...
The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of...
A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from...
This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is...
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of...
Custom is the great guide to human life.
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and...
The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the...
That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies...
Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.