"I could tell People that to extricate themselves from all worldly Engagements, and to purify the Mind, they must divest themselves of their Passions, as Men take out the Furniture when they would clean a Room thoroughly."
— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)
See Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees, ed. F.B. Kaye, 2 vols.(Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1988). Orig. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924. <Link to OLL>