• Those laws, being forged for universal application, are in perpetual conflict with personal interest, just as personal interest is always in contradiction with the general interest. Good for society, our laws are very bad for the individuals whereof it is composed; for, if they one time protect the individual, they hinder, trouble, fetter him for three quarters of his life.

    "Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings". Book by Marquis de Sade, December 1, 2007.