Landed monopoly has dispossessed more than half the inhabitants of every nation of their natural inheritance.
— THOMAS PAINE, Agrarian Justice, Paine's Writings, Vol. III., p. 331.
In the country the more rich people there are, the less wealth there is.
— MARMONTEL, Address in Favor of the Peasants of the North (1757), Oeuvres, Vol. X., p. 70.