Quotation by David Hume

The end of all moral speculations is to teach us our duty; and, by proper representations of the deformity of vice and beauty of virtue, beget correspondent habits, and engage us to avoid the one, and embrace the other.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals," sect. 1, pp. 14-15, ed. J. Schneewind, Indianapolis, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1983).
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