This quote comes from John Jay, author of several of the Federalist Papers and the first Chief Justice of the United States. It's a good example of what most people who advocate sacrificing individual good for the 'common good' forget.
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"[T]he government must be a weak one indeed, if it should forget that the good of the whole can only be promoted by advancing the good of each of the parts or members which compose the whole." ~ John Jay
Side note: the title is Chief Justice of the United States, not Chief Justice of the Supreme Court....something that often trips up trivia contestants.