For in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him.




For in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him.

For in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him. --Thomas Jefferson

For in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small proportion indeed are ever seen to labour. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1785
Context: Notes on the State of Virginia
Tags: God, conviction, justice, labor, labour, liberties, secure, slaves, wrath



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