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David Hume

1711-1776 ,  Scottish philosopher
David HumeScottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism.

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Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.

The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.

It is an absurdity to believe that the Deity has human passions, and one of the lowest of human passions, a restless appetite for applause.

What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call “thought”.

It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.


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