Quotation by David Hume

The great charm of poetry consists in lively pictures of the sublime passions, magnanimity, courage, disdain of fortune; or those of the tender affections, love and friendship; which warm the heart, and diffuse over it similar sentiments and emotions.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals," sect. 7, p. 67, ed. J. Schneewind, Indianapolis, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1983).
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