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Quotation by David Hume
Nothing can be more real, or concern us more, than our own sentiments of pleasure and uneasiness; and if these be favourable to virtue and unfavourable to vice, no more can be requisite to the regulation of our conduct and behavior.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher, historian. A Treatise of Human Nature, bk. III, part I, s. I, Oxford (1951).
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