88 Total Quotes

David Hume Quotes

David Hume
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
David Hume
#Scottish Philosopher

David Hume
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
David Hume
#Scottish Philosopher

David Hume
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them
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#Office

David Hume
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty
David Hume
#Fear

David Hume
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
David Hume
#Scottish Philosopher #Argument

David Hume
Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity
David Hume
#Fly

David Hume
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
David Hume
#Scottish Philosopher #Custom

David Hume
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.
David Hume
#Scottish Philosopher #Character

David Hume
It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.
David Hume
#Scottish Philosopher #Contrary

David Hume
Beauty is no quality in things themselves: it exists merely in the mind which contemplates them
David Hume
#Beauty

David Hume
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
David Hume
#Ambition

David Hume
I have written on all sorts of subjects . . . yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians.
David Hume
#Enemies

David Hume
It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place, ... It's when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood.
David Hume
#Healing

David Hume
Everything in the world is purchased by labor
David Hume
#Labor

David Hume
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
David Hume
#Belief

David Hume
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
David Hume
#Beauty #Scottish Philosopher

David Hume
Custom is the great guide to human life
David Hume
#Custom

David Hume
He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances
David Hume
#Circumstances

David Hume
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
David Hume
#Scottish Philosopher #Kind

David Hume
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason
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#Conclusion

David Hume
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
David Hume
#Scottish Philosopher

David Hume
The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness. For this were arts invented, sciences cultivated, laws ordained, and societies modeled, by the most profound wisdom of patriots and legislators. Even the lonely savage, who lies exposed to the inclemency of the elements and the fury of wild beasts, forgets not, for a moment, this grand object of his being.
David Hume
#Happiness

David Hume
The law always limits every power it gives.
David Hume
#Scottish Philosopher

David Hume
Custom, then, is the great guide of human life.
David Hume
#Scottish Philosopher