Quotation by John Locke

The reason why men enter into society, is the preservation of their property; and the end why they choose and authorize a legislative, is, that there may be laws made, and rules set, as guards and fences to the properties of all the members of the society: to limit the power, and moderate the dominion, of every part and member of the society.
John Locke (1632–1704), British philosopher. Two Treatises of Government, bk. 2, ch. 19, sect. 221, p. 412, ed. Peter Laslett, Cambridge University Press (1988).
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