Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

When we consider how much climate contributes to the happiness of our condition, by the fine sensation it excites, and the productions it is the parent of, we have reason to value highly the accident of birth in such a one as that of Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, May 31, 1791, to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph. The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson, p. 85, eds. E.M. Betts and J.A. Bear, Jr. (1966).
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