Quotation by David Hume

Let us become thoroughly sensible of the weakness, blindness, and narrow limits of human reason: Let us duly consider its uncertainty and endless contrarieties, even in subjects of common life and practice.... When these topics are displayed in their full light, as they are by some philosophers and almost all divines; who can retain such confidence in this frail faculty of reason as to pay any regard to its determinations in points so sublime, so abstruse, so remote from common life and experience?
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. Philo to Cleanthes, in Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, part 1, p. 131, ed. Norman Kemp Smith, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill (1947).
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