It is in vain to say that enlightened statesmen will be able to adjust these clashing interests, and render them all subservient to the public good.

from Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison – Federalist No. 10 on Rap Genius

Meaning

It is stupid to think that all forward-thinking property owners will be able to close the gap and will be easily influenced to serve the public good (instead of the good of that small group of property owners)

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