A Treatise on Thought: Preface (pt2)
It is safe, then, to assume that these same sensible people will find no ultimate goal, point, or crux of this written work within these paltry lines but will resoundingly denounce this particular work as utter rubbish. This grim truth does not bother the philosopher. Rather, it emboldens such writers. The resilient nature of truth and knowledge is that they continue to be true regardless of what any person should say about them.
Even when not a single person left on earth has any use at all for philosophy, the study will continue merely because some men think themselves loftier than others, and these “lofty thinkers” must occupy their time with “loftier goals” than those of ordinary, sensible people.