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Hume's Funeral OrationHere is Hume's funeral oration, quoted secondhand from A History of Western Philosophy.
I was a man of mild dispositions, of command of temper, of an open, social and cheerful humour, capable of attachment, but little susceptible of enmity, and of great moderation in all my passions. Even my love of literary fame, my ruling passion, never soured my temper, notwithstanding my frequent disappointments.
I'm not entirely sure why I like this so much. Maybe it's because it reminds me of me, except that I'm more antisocial than social, and that, in spite of what you might guess, I don't think literary fame is my thing.
Most people hate egotists.
@ August (2000)