"Aware that our individual survival depends on community and community breaks apart without fairness, it does not seem surprising that we are," wrote Adam Smith, “in some peculiar manner, tied bound and obliged to the observation of justice.”
Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, ed. D.D. Raphael and A.L. Macfie (Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1982) pt. 1, sec. 2, ch. 1, 80.