Quotation by David Hume

There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education, and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves ... beyond all suspicion of any design to deceive others ... and at the same time attesting facts, performed in such a public manner, and in so celebrated a part of the world, as to render the detection unavoidable.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. Enquiries Concerning the Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals, sect. 10 ("Of Miracles"), part 2, p. 116, ed. L. Selby-Bigge, M.A., 2nd edition, London, Cambridge University Press (1902).

From "An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding."
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