Quotes

11 November 2014
To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but to perceive.
11 November 2014
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
11 November 2014
This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.
11 November 2014
This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.
11 November 2014
That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my Treatise of Human Nature. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction, as even to excite a murmur among the zealots.
11 November 2014
There is only one vice, which may be found in life with as strong features, and as high a colouring as needs be employed by any satyrist or comic poet; and that is AVARICE.
11 November 2014
Avarice, the spur of industry.
11 November 2014
Men often act knowingly against their interest.

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