Quote 8-28-2015

by Miles Raymer

“Nature is obstinate, and will not quit the field, however strongly attack’d by reason, and at the same time reason is so clear in the point, that there is no possibility of disguising her. Not being able to reconcile these two enemies, we endeavor to set ourselves at ease as much as possible, by successively granting to each whatever it demands, and by feigning a double existence, where each may find something, that has all the conditions it desires.”

––A Treatise of Human Nature, by David Hume, pg. 154