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Biography - David Hume:

Scottish philosopher, historian and economist.
Born: 1711 - Died: 1776
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Good sense and genius beget esteem and regard: Wit and humour excite love and affection.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Verstand und Genie rufen Achtung und Hochschätzung hervor; Witz und Humor erwecken Liebe und Zuneigung.

French
Le bon sens et le génie engendrent l'estime et la considération ; le bel esprit et l'humour suscitent l'amour et l'affection.




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Quotes for: love


Quotes

Quotes about love:


Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





Love, love, all the rest is nothing.





Intelligence has value only in the service of love.





There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.





Love, and do what you will.











Quotes for: humour


Quotes

Quotes about humour:


Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.





Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.





Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.





Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.





Now, true humor begins when a man ceases to take himself seriously.







Quotes for: genius


Quotes

Quotes for: genius


Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.





Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.





Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.





In fact, every child is to a certain extent a genius, and every genius to a certain extent a child.





The first and last thing required of genius is love of truth.





He recognized in himself that power to forget which only children have, and geniuses, and the innocent. Innocent, overwhelmed by joy, he understood at last that he was made for happiness.











Quotes

David Hume also said...


Nature is always too strong for principle.





Happy, if we can unite the boundaries of the different species of philosophy, by reconciling profound enquiry with clearness, and truth with novelty!





Though men be much governed by interest; yet even interest itself, and all human affairs, are entirely governed by opinion.





Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.





A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.





Beauty is no quality in things themselves : It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them ; and each mind perceives a different beauty.












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