Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote

The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said, "This is mine," and found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society.


Discourse upon the Origin and Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind (1754)

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The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said, This is mine, and found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder ...

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The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said, This is mine, and found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder ...

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The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said, This is mine, and found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder ...

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The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said, This is mine, and found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder ...