psychology quotes

Of Personal Identity

For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I call myself, I always stumble on some particular perception or other, of heat or cold, light or shade, love or hatred, pain or pleasure. I never can catch myself at any time without a perception, and never can observe any thing but the perception.

David Hume, Of Personal Identity, Selection from Book I, Part 4, Section 6 of A Treatise of Human Nature

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