"Men often act knowingly against their interest."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."David Hume on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."David Hume on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."David Hume on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"David Hume on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."David Hume on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."