Not Sufficiently Removed

And therefore as in the cognitive faculties reason, so in the motive curiositie, are the markes that part ye bounds of man's nature from that of beastes. Which makes mee, when I heare a man, upon the discovery of any new and ingenious knowledge or invention, aske gravely, that is to say, scornefully, what 'tis good for, meaning what monie it will bring in, (when he knows as little, to one that hath sufficient what that overplus of monie is good for), to esteeme that man not sufficiently removed from brutalitie.

(Thomas Hobbes, “To the Marquis of Newcastle,” in Sir William Molesworth (Ed), The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, London, 1839-1845, Vol. 7, pp. 467–468).