No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable
No society can surely be flourishing and happy of which by far the greater part of the numbers are poor and miserable.
The trade of insurance gives great security to the fortunes of private people, and by dividing among a great many that loss which would ruin an individual, makes it fall light and easy upon the whole society.
The education of the common people requires, perhaps, in a civilized and commercial society, the attention of the public more than that of people of some rank and fortune.
It is unjust that the whole of society should contribute towards an expence of which the benefit is confined to a part of the society.