Properly speaking, the land belongs to these two — to the Almighty God and to all the children of men that have ever worked well on it, or that shall ever work well on it.
— THOMAS CARLYLE, Past and Present, Book III., Chap. 8.
Every man, as an inhabitant of the earth, is a joint proprietor of it in its natural State.
— THOMAS PAINE, Agrarian Justice, Paine's Writings, Vol. III., pp. 330-1.