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King Alexander, every man can possess only so much of the earth’s surface as this we are standing on. You are but human like the rest of us, save that you are always busy and up to no good, travelling so many miles from your home, a nuisance to yourself and others!… You will soon be dead, and then you will own just as much of the earth as will suffice to bury you

Jain philosophers, India, fourth century BCE
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