The sweetest and most inoffensive path of life leads through the avenues of science and learning; and whoever can either remove any obstruction in this way, or open up any new prospect, ought, so far, to be esteemed a benefactor…
Quote by David Hume
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere the careless, the most stupid thinker
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient...
Custom is the great guide to human life.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
The law always limits every power it gives.
It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to...
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits...
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but...
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
Beauty in things lies in the mind which contemplates them.
Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.
Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates...
Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most...
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.
It is a just political maxim, that every man must be supposed a knave.
No advantages in this world are pure and unmixed.
The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the...