Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
Quote by David Hume
David Hume Quotes
I may venture to affirm the rest of mankind, that they are nothing but a...
Men often act knowingly against their interest.
Avarice, the spur of industry
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a...
It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to...
The many instances of forged miracles, and prophecies, and supernatural events, which, in all ages,...
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the...
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...
But I would still reply, that the knavery and folly of men are such common...
That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies...
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
Everything in the world is purchased by labor.
Avarice, the spur of industry.
Custom is the great guide to human life
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which...
No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.