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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

No contingency anywhere in the universe; no indifference; no liberty. While we act, we are, at the same time, acted upon.
David Hume



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Note





Wikisource - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - by David Hume (en)




Translation  

Translation

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Keine Zufälligkeit irgendwo im Universum, keine Gleichgültigkeit, keine Freiheit. Während wir handeln, wird gleichzeitig an uns gehandelt.”
David Hume




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The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.”
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You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.”
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Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.”
Galileo Galilei
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Everything mystical is personal — accordingly it is an elementary variation of the universe.”
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All I did was to look at what the universe showed me.”
Claude Monet
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Nothing is indifferent, nothing is powerless in the universe; an atom can dissolve everything, an atom can save everything”
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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."”
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.”
Nelson Mandela
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.”
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
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Quotes for: randomness:



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Like plants, most men have hidden properties that chance alone reveals.”
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Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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It would seem that our actions have lucky or unlucky stars to which they owe a great part of the blame or praise which is given them.”
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Play is experimenting with chance.”
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All human acts involve more chance than decision.”
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Beauty is the harmony of chance and the good.”
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Quotes about action:



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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”
Immanuel Kant - Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
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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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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.”
David Hume
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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
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