THE SOCIAL COMPACT
If then we discard from the social compact what is not of its essence, we shall find that it reduces itself to the following terms:
“Each of us puts his person and all his power in common under the supreme direction of the general will, and, in our corporate capacity, we receive each member as an indivisible part of the whole.”
- Jean Jacques Rousseau, “The Social Contract”, G.D.H. Cole (trans.),
Great Books of The Western World, Volume 38.