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Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species

“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.”

— David Hume

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Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the

“Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.”

— David Hume

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A propensity to hope and joy is

“A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.”

— David Hume

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The heights of popularity and patriotism are

“The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.”

— David Hume

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Generally speaking, the errors in religion are

“Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”

— David Hume

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A man acquainted with history may, in

“A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.”

— David Hume

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Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were

“Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.”

— David Hume

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The advantages found in history seem to

“The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue.”

— David Hume

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Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt,

“Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.”

— David Hume

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Beauty in things exists in the mind

“Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.”

— David Hume

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There is not to be found, in

“There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.”

— David Hume

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The heights of popularity and patriotism are

“The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.”

— David Hume

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Belief is nothing but a more vivid,

“Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.”

— David Hume

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A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes

“A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.”

— David Hume

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This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and

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

— David Hume

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