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The passage from the state of nature to the civil state produces a very remarkable change in man, by substituting justice for instinct in his conduct, and giving his actions the morality they had formerly lacked.
 Jean-Jacques RousseauThe Social Contract (1762). copy citation

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1762
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English
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Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Law, Book I
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Translated by George Douglas Howard Cole
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