David Hume Quote

Luxury, or a refinement on the pleasures and conveniences of life, had long been supposed the source of every corruption in government, and the immediate cause of faction, sedition, civil wars, and the total loss of liberty. It was, therefore, universally regarded as a vice, and was an object of declamation to all satyrists, and severe moralists.


An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (ed. 1751)

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Luxury, or a refinement on the pleasures and conveniences of life, had long been supposed the source of every corruption in government, and the...

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Luxury, or a refinement on the pleasures and conveniences of life, had long been supposed the source of every corruption in government, and the...

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Luxury, or a refinement on the pleasures and conveniences of life, had long been supposed the source of every corruption in government, and the...

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Luxury, or a refinement on the pleasures and conveniences of life, had long been supposed the source of every corruption in government, and the...