Quotation by David Hume

Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. "Of the Populousness of Ancient Nations," part II, essay XI, p. 381, Essays Moral, Political, and Literary, ed. Eugene F. Miller, revised edition, Indianapolis, Liberty Fund, Inc. (1987).
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