Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.
Quote by David Hume
David Hume Quotes
The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the...
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny;...
Men often act knowingly against their interest.
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere the careless, the most stupid thinker
Custom is the great guide to human life
It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to...
Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.
There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the...
To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most...
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real...
What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.
Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and...
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.
The law always limits every power it gives.
A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from...
I have written on all sorts of subjects... yet I have no enemies; except indeed...