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A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere the careless, the most stupid thinker

A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere the careless, the most stupid thinker

by David Hume Found in: Design Quotes,
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He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any read more

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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When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation read more

When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities

by David Hume Found in: Arrogance Quotes,
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Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most read more

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.

by David Hume Found in: Inspirational Quotes,
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Custom is the great guide to human life

Custom is the great guide to human life

by David Hume Found in: Custom Quotes,
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A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

by David Hume Found in: Religion / beliefs Quotes,
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Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

by David Hume Found in: Literary Quotes,
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Truth springs from argument amongst friends. -David Hume.

Truth springs from argument amongst friends. -David Hume.

by David Hume Found in: Truth Quotes,
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The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by read more

The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.

by David Hume Found in: Christianity Quotes,
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If suicide be supposed a crime, it is only cowardice can impel us
to it. If it be no read more

If suicide be supposed a crime, it is only cowardice can impel us
to it. If it be no crime, both prudence and courage should
engage us to rid ourselves at once of existence when it becomes a
burden. It is the only way that we can then be useful to
society, by setting an example which, if imitated, would preserve
every one his chance for happiness in life, and would effectually
free him from all danger or misery.

by David Hume Found in: Suicide Quotes,
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