The many instances of forged miracles, and prophecies, and supernatural events, which, in all ages, have either been detected by contrary evidence, or which detect themselves by their absurdity, prove sufficiently the strong propensity of mankind to
Quote by David Hume
No advantages in this world are pure and unmixed.
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.
The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of...
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
The chief benefit, which results from philosophy, arises in an indirect manner, and proceeds more...
Men often act knowingly against their interest.
Avarice, the spur of industry
Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most...
What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.
Beauty is no quality in things themselves: it exists merely in the mind which contemplates...
It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place... it's when we...
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real...
There is no They, Only Us.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
In public affairs men are often better pleased that the truth, though known to everybody,...
It is wrong to have an ideal view of the world. That's where the mischief...
Truth cannot be constructed. To live in ideology is, as Havel so eloquently reminds us,...
The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.