Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
Quote by David Hume
David Hume Quotes
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.
The chief benefit, which results from philosophy, arises in an indirect manner, and proceeds more...
Avarice, the spur of industry
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient...
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
I have written on all sorts of subjects... yet I have no enemies; except indeed...
To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most...
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of...
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
But I would still reply, that the knavery and folly of men are such common...
Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.
Custom is the great guide to human life.
The law always limits every power it gives.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
Beauty in things lies in the mind which contemplates them.
The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why...
Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye.