Quotation by David Hume

It is evident, from their method of propagation, that a couple of cats, in fifty years, would stock a whole kingdom; and if that religious veneration were still paid them, it would, in twenty more, not only be easier in Egypt to find a god than a man, which Petronius says was the case in some parts of Italy; but the gods must at last entirely starve the men, and leave themselves neither priests nor votaries remaining.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. The Natural History of Religion, sect. 12, p. 346, Green and Grose (1898).
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