Quotes by David Hume

David Hume – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. Hume's empiricist approach to philosophy places him with John Locke, Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes as a British Empiricist.

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A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

WisdomDavid Hume
 
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Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.

Power, GovernmentsDavid Hume
 
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It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.

David Hume
 
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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.

Feelings, Mind vs. HeartDavid Hume
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Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

BeautyDavid Hume
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