• Methinks I am like a man, who having struck on many shoals, and having narrowly escap'd shipwreck in passing a small frith, has yet the temerity to put out to sea in the same leaky weather-beaten vessel, and even carries his ambition so far as to think of compassing the globe under these disadvantageous circumstances.

    David Hume (2016). “A Treatise of Human Nature: Revision of Great Book”, p.248, VM eBooks
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