Since I am engaged in defending Hume from Reid's attacks (and thus think of him as the principle antagonist in my dissertation), I was pleasantly surprised to discover, in Reid's Essays on the Intellectual Powers, a passage that near-perfectly encapsulates my own attitudes towards Hume:
A system of consequences, however absurd, acutely and justly drawn from a few principles, in very abstract matters, is of real utility in science, and may be made subservient to real knowledge. This merit MR HUME’s metaphysical writings have in a great degree. Thomas Reid, EIP II.12
As this is the very outlook that motivates my investigations of Hume's views, I've decided that it will make an appropriate epigraph for my dissertation.