Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Given Reins To Passion

Where men are the most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken, and have there given reins to passion, without that proper deliberation and suspense, which can alone secure them from the grossest absurdities.

-- David Hume (1711 - 1776), Scottish philosopher, in An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751), § 9.13 : Conclusion, Pt. 1

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