No man made the land; it is the original inheritance of the whole species.
— JOHN STUART MILL, Political Economy, Book II., Chap. 2, Sec. 6.
Man did not make the earth, and though he had a natural right to occupy it, he had no right to locate as his property in perpetuity any part of it; neither did the Creator of the earth open a land office, from whence title deeds should issue.
— THOMAS PAINE, Agrarian Justice (1795-6), Paine's Writings, Vol. III., p. 330.
To see the Mill quote in context, go to the entry for June 19.