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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

By Thoreau, Henry David

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Book Id: WPLBN0000649841
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: On the Duty of Civil Disobedience  
Author: Thoreau, Henry David
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Excerpt: I heartily accept the motto, ?That government is best which 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 at all?; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which the will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually.


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