David Hume Quote

For, besides, that many persons find too sensible an interest in perpetually recalling such topics; besides this, I say, the motive of blind despair can never reasonably have place in the sciences; since, however unsuccessful former attempts may have proved, there is still room to hope, that the industry, good fortune, or improved sagacity of succeeding generations may reach discoveries unknown to former ages.


An Enquiry Concerning the Human Understanding: And An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (ed. 1894)

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For, besides, that many persons find too sensible an interest in perpetually recalling such topics; besides this, I say, the motive of blind despair...

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For, besides, that many persons find too sensible an interest in perpetually recalling such topics; besides this, I say, the motive of blind despair...

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For, besides, that many persons find too sensible an interest in perpetually recalling such topics; besides this, I say, the motive of blind despair...

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For, besides, that many persons find too sensible an interest in perpetually recalling such topics; besides this, I say, the motive of blind despair...