Laws are always useful to those who possess and injurious to those that have nothing; whence it follows that the social state is advantageous to men only so far as they all have something, and none of them has too much. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau (The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right Quotes)

Laws are always useful to those who possess and injurious to those that have nothing; whence it follows that the social state is advantageous to men only so far as they all have something, and none of them has too much.[Les lois sont toujours utiles à ceux qui possèdent et nuisibles à ceux qui n’ont rien: d’où il suit que l’état social n’est avantageux aux hommes qu’autant qu’ils ont tous quelque chose, et qu’aucun d’eux n’a rien de trop.]

Source:(Wordsworth Editions Ltd., ed. 1998), Book I, Chapter 9. Real Estate, Page 23
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