In public affairs men are often better pleased that the truth, though known to everybody, should be wrapped up under a decent cover than if it were exposed in open daylight to the eyes of all the world.
Quote by David Hume
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can...
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never...
It is a just political maxim, that every man must be supposed a knave.
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself...
Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In...
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.
Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and...
Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most...
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
The law always limits every power it gives.
Custom is the great guide to human life
The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this...
This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is...
No advantages in this world are pure and unmixed.
To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but...
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.