"The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."David Hume on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."David Hume on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."David Hume on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."David Hume on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."David Hume on Booker T. Washington
"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."