An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
the former previously established: for otherwise the distinction of MINE and THINE
would be unknown in society: yet there is no question but the regard to general good is
much enforced by the respect to particular. What injures the community, without hurting
any individual, is often more lightly thought of. But where the greatest public wrong is
also conjoined with a considerable private one, no wonder the highest disapprobation
attends so iniquitous a behaviour.