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A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker. David Hume#Design 74
David Hume#Design 74
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. David Hume#beauty 74
David Hume#beauty 74
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few. David Hume#Government 71
David Hume#Government 71
Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions. David Hume#Agreeable 69
David Hume#Agreeable 69
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it. David Hume#Nature 65
David Hume#Nature 65
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding. David Hume#Conversation 64
David Hume#Conversation 64
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions. David Hume#Emotions 64
David Hume#Emotions 64
Doctor, as I believe you would not choose to tell any thing but the truth, you had better tell him, that I am dying as fast as my enemies, if I have any, could wish, and as easily and cheerfully as my best friends could desire. David Hume#Death 64
David Hume#Death 64
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. David Hume#Attended 62
David Hume#Attended 62
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom. David Hume#Life 62
David Hume#Life 62
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