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And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Competition
David Hume

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Avarice, the spur of industry.
Greed
David Hume

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Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
Thoughts and Thinking
David Hume

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Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals.
Character
David Hume

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Custom, then, is the great guide of human life.
Custom
David Hume

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It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
Life and Living
David Hume

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It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
Liberty
David Hume

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Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
Government
David Hume

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The law always limits every power it gives.
Power
David Hume

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The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.
Genius
David Hume

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun