When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities
Quote by David Hume
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real...
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.
Custom is the great guide to human life
Avarice, the spur of industry
But I would still reply, that the knavery and folly of men are such common...
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
The chief benefit, which results from philosophy, arises in an indirect manner, and proceeds more...
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny;...
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
In public affairs men are often better pleased that the truth, though known to everybody,...
He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can...
The many instances of forged miracles, and prophecies, and supernatural events, which, in all ages,...
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient...
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of...
Beauty in things lies in the mind which contemplates them.
Men often act knowingly against their interest.
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his...
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.