Justus Möser

Justus
Möser
1720
1794

German Jurist, Statesman, Publicist and Social Theorist

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Ennui is our greatest enemy, and remunerative labor our most lasting friend.

The institutions of a country depend in great measure on the nature of its soil and situation. Many of the wants of man are awakened or supplied by these circumstances. To these wants, manners, laws, and religion must shape and accommodate themselves. The division of land, and the rights attached to it, alter with the soil; the laws relating to its produce, with its fertility. The manners of its inhabitants are in various ways modified by its position. The religion of a miner is not the same as the faith of a shepherd, nor is the character of the ploughman so war-like as that of the hunter. The observant legislator follows the direction of all these various circumstances. the knowledge of the natural advantages or defects of a country thus form an essential part of political science and history.

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First Name
Justus
Last Name
Möser
Birth Date
1720
Death Date
1794
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German Jurist, Statesman, Publicist and Social Theorist