David Hume Quotes

17 David Hume quotes:

"Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients; action, pleasure and indolence. And though these ingredients ought to be mixed in different proportions, according to the disposition of the person, yet no one ingredient can be entirely wanting without destroying in some measure the relish of the whole composition. composition."
"Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them."
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"Men often act knowingly against their interest."
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"It is more rational to suspect knavery and folly than to discount, at a stroke, everything that past experience has taught me about the way things actually work"
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"Truth springs from argument amongst friends."
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"A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty"
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"A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence"
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"Beauty is no quality in things themselves: it exists merely in the mind which contemplates them"
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"Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals."
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"He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances"
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"The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds."
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"Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my Treatise of Human Nature. It fell dead-born from the press."
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"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."
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"Everything in the world is purchased by labor"
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"Such is the nature of novelty that where anything pleases it becomes doubly agreeable if new; but if it displeases, it is doubly displeasing on that very account"
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"I may venture to affirm the rest of mankind, that they are nothing but a bundle or collection of different perceptions, which succeed each other with an inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement."
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"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."
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