Quotation by David Hume

Enthusiasm, being the infirmity of bold and ambitious tempers, is naturally accompanied with a spirit of liberty; as superstition, on the contrary, renders men tame and abject, and fits them for slavery.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. "Of Superstition and Enthusiasm," part I, essay X, p. 78, Essays Moral, Political, and Literary, ed. Eugene F. Miller, revised edition, Indianapolis, Liberty Fund, Inc. (1987).
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