David Hume Quotes (131 quotes)
“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.”
Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects (1758 edition)
Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects (1758 edition), p. 344, "Section X: Of Miracles, Part I"
“Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”
Part 4 Of the sceptical and other systems of philosophy, Sect. 7 Conclusion of this book - A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40)
“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.”
The philosophical works of David Hume: Including all the essays, and exhibiting the more important alterations and corrections in the successive editions pub. by the author (1854 edition)
The philosophical works of David Hume: Including all the essays, and exhibiting the more important alterations and corrections in the successive editions pub. by the author (1854 edition), Little, Brown
On Suicide (1783)
A Treatise of Human Nature (2010 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607782919
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsDavid Hume
Born: May 7, 1711
Died: August 25, 1776 (aged 65)
Bio: David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and scepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist.
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