• Philosophy can add to our happiness in no other manner but by diminishing our misery; it should not pretend to increase our present stock, but make us economists of what we are possessed of. Happy were we all born philosophers; all born with a talent of thus dissipating our own cares by spreading them upon all mankind.

    Oliver Goldsmith (1854). “Enquiry into the present state of polite learning. The citizen of the world”, p.234