Thomas Paine Quote

The aristocracy are not the farmers who work the land, and raise the produce, but are the mere consumers of the rent; and when compared with the active world, are the drones, a seraglio of males, who neither collect the honey nor form the hive, but exist only for lazy enjoyment.


Rights of Man... Fifth edition (ed. 1791)

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The aristocracy are not the farmers who work the land, and raise the produce, but are the mere consumers of the rent; and when compared with the...

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The aristocracy are not the farmers who work the land, and raise the produce, but are the mere consumers of the rent; and when compared with the...

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The aristocracy are not the farmers who work the land, and raise the produce, but are the mere consumers of the rent; and when compared with the...

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The aristocracy are not the farmers who work the land, and raise the produce, but are the mere consumers of the rent; and when compared with the...