The best Quotes by David Hume

The best Quotes by David Hume

David Hume (7 May 1711 – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian, and essayist.

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
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.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

Quotes about David Hume

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table
David Hume could outconsume Schopenhauer and Hegel
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as schlossed as Schlegel
There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya 'bout the raisin' of the wrist
Socrates himself was permanently pissed
And John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, on a half a pint of shandy was particularly ill
Plato, they say, could stick it away; half a pint of whiskey, every day
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle
Hobbes was fond of his dram
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: "I drink, therefore I am."
Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed -
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed.

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It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
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If love ruled on Earth, all laws were expendable.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The one who lives in the memories of his loved ones can't be dead; dead is only who's forgotten.
By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
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The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
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One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
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Emotions are most dangerous when silenced.
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She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.
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She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.

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