Quotation by David Hume

Municipal laws are a supply to the wisdom of each individual; and, at the same time, by restraining the natural liberty of men, make private interest submit to the interest of the public.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. "Of Polygamy and Divorces," part I, essay IXX, p. 183, Essays Moral, Political, and Literary, ed. Eugene F. Miller, revised edition, Indianapolis, Liberty Fund, Inc. (1987).
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