He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances
Quote by David Hume
The many instances of forged miracles, and prophecies, and supernatural events, which, in all ages,...
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the...
The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the...
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the...
The law always limits every power it gives.
The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.
There is no They, Only Us.
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...
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.
Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.
Everything in the world is purchased by labor
Beauty is no quality in things themselves: it exists merely in the mind which contemplates...
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But...
Men often act knowingly against their interest.
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself...
That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies...