8 quotes found by Thomas Clarkson

Thomas Clarkson
It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free.
men  government  Free  # 80140
Thomas Clarkson
Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition.
time  Expect  Slavery  # 80141
Thomas Clarkson
We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings, with such mental qualities and powers, for the sole purpose of being used as beasts, or instruments of labour.
god  Cannot  Order  # 80142
Thomas Clarkson
When mankind first saw the necessity of government, it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
government  desire  Saw  # 80143
Thomas Clarkson
Mankind have their local attachments. They have a particular regard for the spot, in which they were born and nurtured.
Born  mankind  Particular  # 80144
Thomas Clarkson
Neither can men, by the same principles, be considered as lands, goods, or houses, among possessions. It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor. But how does the slave differ from his master, but by chance?
men  chance  Necessary  # 80145
Thomas Clarkson
There are few retreats, that can escape the penetrating eye of avarice.
Few  Eye  escape  # 80146
Thomas Clarkson
Most of the slaves, who were thus unconditionally freed, returned without any solicitation to their former masters, to serve them, at stated wages; as free men. The work, which they now did, was found to better done than before.
work  men  Free  # 80147