David Hume quote about mistake from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals - I am convinced that, where men are the most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken, and have there given reins to passion, without that proper deliberation and suspense, which can alone secure them from the grossest absurdities.
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I am convinced that, where men are the most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken, and have there given reins to passion, without that proper deliberation and suspense, which can alone secure them from the grossest absurdities.
 David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751). copy citation

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