"A man's natural inclination works incessantly upon him ... The force of the greatest gravity, say the philosophers, is infinitely small, in comparison of that of the least impulse: yet it is certain, that the smallest gravity will, in the end, prevail above a great impulse; because no strokes or blows can be repeated with such constancy as attraction and gravitation."
— Hume, David (1711-1776)
See Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. By David Hume, Esq. ([London?]: [s.n.], 1779). <Link to ESTC>
Searching in Past Masters: The Complete Works and Correspondence of David Hume, ed. Mark C. Rooks (Charlottesville: InteLex Corporation, 1995). [Text of Dialogues is a corrected version of that published in the 1854 Works]
Reading Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, 2nd ed., ed. Richard H. Popkin (Indianapolis: Hackett, 1998).