Quotation Explorer - 'David Hume'

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: it exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. - 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.…'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. - David Hume
Truth springs from argument amongst friends. - David Hume
Epicurus's old questions are still unanswered: Is he (God) willing to prevent evil, but not able? then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? then whence evil? - David Hume
Liberty of any kind is never lost all at once. - David Hume
It is an absurdity to believe that the Deity has human passions, and one of the lowest of human passions, a restless appetite for applause - David Hume
Stercus accidit. - David Hume
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. - David Hume
A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience as can be imagined. - David Hume
Explanation is where the mind rests. - David Hume
[Beauty] exists merely in the mind which contemplates [things]; and each mind perceives a different beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of others. - David Hume
Truth, springs from agrument amongst friends. - David Hume
Beauty in things exist in the mind which contemplates them. - David Hume
Custom is the great guide of human life. - David Hume
Art may make a suit of clothes: but nature must produce a man. - David Hume
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions. - David Hume
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