Quotation by David Hume

No one can doubt, that the convention for the distinction of property, and for the stability of possession, is of all circumstances the most necessary to the establishment of human society, and that after the agreement for the fixing and observing of this rule, there remains little or nothing to be done towards settling a perfect harmony and concord.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher, historian, embassy secretary. A Treatise of Human Nature, p. 491, ed. Selby-Bigge (1740).
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