David Hume

1711 - 1776

A Quote by David Hume on beauty

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Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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A Quote by David Hume on self, no-self, and anatta

For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I call myself, I always stumble on
some particular perception or other, of heat or cold, light or shade, love or hatred, pain  
or pleasure. I never can catch myself at any time without a perception, and never can
observe any thing but the perception

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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A Quote by David Hume on arrogance, giving, men, mistakes, passion, and security

When men are the most sure and arrogant they are commonly the most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation and suspense which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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A Quote by David Hume on history, nature, and principles

History is the discovering of the constant and universal principles of human nature.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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A Quote by David Hume on kindness, liberty, and losing

It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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A Quote by David Hume on commitment, divinity, existence, facts, illusions, and schools

If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, 'Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number?' No. 'Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence?' No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

Source: Treatise Concerning Human Understanding.

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A Quote by David Hume on experience, observation, and reason

Even after the observation of the frequent conjunction of objects, we have no reason to draw any inference concerning any object beyond those of which we have had experience.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

Source: A Treatise of Human Nature, Book I, part 3, Section 12

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A Quote by David Hume on argument, friendship, and truth

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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A Quote by David Hume on circumstances, excellence, happiness, and temper

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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A Quote by David Hume on learning, life, mankind, and path

The sweetest path of life leads through the avenues of learning, and whoever can open up the way for another, ought, so far, to be esteemed a benefactor to mankind.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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