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Quotation by David Hume
When I am convinced of any principle, it is only an idea which strikes more strongly upon me. When I give the preference to one set of arguments above another, I do nothing but decide from my feeling concerning the superiority of their influence.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. A Treatise of Human Nature, bk. 1, part 3, sect. 8, p. 103, ed. P. Nidditch, 2nd edition, New York, Oxford University Press (1978).
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