Philosophers are "Loafers"

We were not originally made to be learned; we have become so perhaps by a sort of abuse of our organic faculties, and at the expense of the State, which nourishes a host of loafers whom vanity has adorned with the name of “philosophers.” Nature created us all solely to be happy—yes, all, from the crawling worm to the eagle that soars out of sight in the clouds. That is why she has given all animals some share of natural law, a share of greater or less delicacy according to the needs of each animal’s organs when in good condition.


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 Man a Machine
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Offray la Mettrie, Julian (1747), Man a Machine, Retrieved on 2021-10-17
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