David Hume Quote

Look round this universe. What an immense profusion of beings, animated and organised, sensible and active! You admire this prodigious variety and fecundity. But inspect a little more narrowly these living existences, the only beings worth regarding. How hostile and destructive to each other! How insufficient all of them for their own happiness! How contemptible or odious to the spectator! The whole presents nothing but the idea of a blind Nature, impregnated by a great vivifying principle, and pouring forth from her lap, without discernment or parental care, her maimed and abortive children!


Philo to Cleanthes, Part XI - Dialogues concerning Natural Religion (1779)

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Look round this universe. What an immense profusion of beings, animated and organised, sensible and active! You admire this prodigious variety and...

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Look round this universe. What an immense profusion of beings, animated and organised, sensible and active! You admire this prodigious variety and...

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Look round this universe. What an immense profusion of beings, animated and organised, sensible and active! You admire this prodigious variety and...

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Look round this universe. What an immense profusion of beings, animated and organised, sensible and active! You admire this prodigious variety and...