Nov 21 2008 10:10 pm
From the "Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics" (1783).
"Human reason so delights in constructions that it has several times built up a tower and then razed it to examine the nature of the foundation. It is never too late to become reasonable and wise; but if the insight comes late, there is always more difficulty in starting the change." (section 256)
"The question whether science be possible presupposes a doubt as to its actuality. But such a doubt offends the man whose entire good may perhaps consist in this supposed jewel; hence he who raises the doubt must expect opposition form all sides." (section 256)
"But Hume suffered the usual misfortune of metaphysicians, of not being understood." (section 258)