Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.

David Hume

David Hume

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Scottish

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That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.

The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.

History is the discovering of the constant and universal principles of human nature.

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

There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.

This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.

Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.

Avarice, the spur of industry.

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.

Men often act knowingly against their interest.

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

Avarice, the spur of industry, is so obstinate a passion, and works its way through so many real dangers and difficulties, that it is not likely to be scared by an imaginary danger, which is so small that it scarcely admits of calculation.

Custom is the great guide to human life.

Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.