Dinsdag quote

We have now run over the three fundamental laws of nature, that of the stability of possession, of its transference by consent, and of the performance of promises. ’Tis on the strict observance of those three laws, that the peace and security of human society entirely depend; nor is there any possibility of establishing a good correspondence among men, where these are neglected.

David Hume (1739). A Treatise of Human Nature, Book III, Part II, Section VI

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