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Quotation by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The first man, who after enclosing a piece of ground, took it into his head to say, this is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), Swiss-born French philosopher, political theorist. Discourse on the Origin and Foundation of Inequality among Mankind (Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes), second part (1755).
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