Hume älskade oberoende

Adam Smith om David Hume, i ett brev efter den senares död:

Even in the lowest state of his fortune, his great and necessary frugality never hindered him from exercising, upon proper occasions, acts both of charity and generosity. It was a frugality founded not upon avarice, but upon the love of independency.

Hume inspirerar en autonomist som jag!