"The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."David Hume on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."David Hume on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."David Hume on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."David Hume on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."David Hume on John F. Kennedy
"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."