Quotation by David Hume

For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I call myself, I always stumble on some particular perception or other, of heat or cold, light or shade, love or hatred, pain or pleasure. I never can catch myself at any time without a perception, and never can observe anything but the perception.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. A Treatise of Human Nature, bk. I, part iv, sec. Vi, p. 252, ed. Selby-Bigge, Oxford (1951).
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