Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.
Quote by David Hume
David Hume Quotes
Avarice, the spur of industry.
Avarice, the spur of industry
The chief benefit, which results from philosophy, arises in an indirect manner, and proceeds more...
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of...
I have written on all sorts of subjects... yet I have no enemies; except indeed...
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient...
There is no They, Only Us.
Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.
Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable...
Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In...
The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of...
Men often act knowingly against their interest.
The sweetest and most inoffensive path of life leads through the avenues of science and...
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits...
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the...