Posts Tagged ‘Henry David Thoreau’


“How does it become a man to behave toward this American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.”

–Henry David Thoreau, On Civil Disobedience


“I heartily accept the motto–‘That government is best with governs least’; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. ¬†Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe–‘That government is best which governs not a all.'”

–Henry David Thoreau, On Civil Disobedience