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David Hume

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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

Quote

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




Translation  

Translation

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French
La beauté n'est pas une qualité inhérente aux choses elles-mêmes ; elle n'existe que dans l'esprit qui les contemple et chaque esprit perçoit une beauté différente.”
David Hume

German
Schönheit ist keine Eigenschaft der Dinge selbst. Sie existiert in dem Geist, der sie betrachtet, und jeder Geist nimmt eine andere Schönheit wahr.”
David Hume




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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”
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What beauty is, I know not.”
Albrecht Dürer
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I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.”
Albrecht Dürer - Four Books of Human Proportion
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Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.”
Charles Baudelaire
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I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.”
Charles Baudelaire
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Quotes about mind:



Quotes for: mind

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Hide your life and spread your spirit.”
Victor Hugo - Les rayons et les ombres
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A healthy mind in a healthy body.”
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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My spirit yearns for action, my breath for freedom.”
Friedrich Schiller
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It is spirit that rules the world, not intelligence.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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David Hume also said...


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Custom is the great guide to human life.”
David Hume
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Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.”
David Hume - A Treatise of Human Nature
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No contingency anywhere in the universe; no indifference; no liberty. While we act, we are, at the same time, acted upon.”
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
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Anticipation of pleasure is, in itself, a very considerable pleasure.”
David Hume - A Treatise of Human Nature
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Nature is always too strong for principle.”
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