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David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist. He is best known for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism.

Hume was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1711. He studied at the University of Edinburgh, but left without graduating.

Hume's most famous work is A Treatise of Human Nature, which was published in 1739. In this work, Hume argued that all knowledge comes from experience.

Hume also wrote on a variety of other topics, including history, economics, and politics. He died in Edinburgh in 1776.

No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.

David Hume

In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.

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