“Ambition, avarice, self-love, vanity, friendship, generosity, public spirit: these passions, mixed…”

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“Ambition, avarice, self-love, vanity, friendship, generosity, public spirit: these passions, mixed in various degrees, and distributed through society, have been, from the beginning of the world, and still are, the source of all actions and enterprises, which have ever been observed among mankind.”

David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

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