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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

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




Translation

Translation

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French
La propension à l'espoir et à la joie, c'est richesse réelle; la propension à la crainte et au chagrin, c'est pauvreté véritable.

German
Eine Neigung zu Hoffnung und Freude ist ein wahrer Schatz, eine zu Furcht und Sorge wahre Armut.




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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.




Quotes for: wealth


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Quotes for: wealth


I am rich in the goods that I can do without.





The wise man is rich





If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.





Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.





The greatest wealth is to live content with little.





Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.











Quotes for: hope


Quotes

Quotes about hope:


In all things it is better to hope than to despair.





Hope stole into my heart against my will.





Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.





Don't despair.





Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.





Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love.











Quotes for: fear


Quotes

Quotes about fear:


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.





Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.





Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.





Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.





Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.





To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.











Quotes for: joy


Quotes

Quotes for: joy


I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.





The best way to begin each day well is to think upon awakening whether we could not give at least one person pleasure on this day.





It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.





A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.





Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.





Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.











Quotes for: poverty


Quotes

Quotes about poverty:


Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.





Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.





As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.





Abundance makes me poor.





Another cause of our poverty lies in our new needs.





I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.











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!





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





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.





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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