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David Hume

1711-1776. Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian who is one of the most important figures of Western philosophy and of the Scottish Enlightenment.

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Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.

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It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.

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Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients: action, pleasure and indolence.

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Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

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Avarice, the spur of industry.

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The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.

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

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Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.

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And what is the greatest number? Number one.

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Custom, then, is the great guide of human life.

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