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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

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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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Die Vernunft ist nur ein Sklave der Affekte und soll es sein; sie darf niemals eine andere Funktion beanspruchen, als die, denselben zu dienen und zu gehorchen.”
David Hume - Ein Traktat über die menschliche Natur




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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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Quotes about passion:



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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”
François de La Rochefoucauld
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.”
Marcel Proust
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.”
Denis Diderot
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.”
Albert Camus - Carnets
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Custom is the great guide to human life.”
David Hume
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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
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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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