"Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."David Hume on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."David Hume on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."David Hume on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."David Hume on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."David Hume on Winston Churchill
"This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society."
"Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain."
"Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them."
"Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived."
"Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other."