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" 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... "
Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 248
1924 - 304 pages
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A Yankee in Canada: With Anti-slavery and Reform Papers

Henry David Thoreau - 1866 - 286 pages
...myself to be far off, and even in the very region of dissimilitude from thee." CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.* I HEARTILY accept the motto, — " That government is...kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient ; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes,...
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Anti-slavery and Reform Papers

Henry David Thoreau - 1890 - 141 pages
...Summer." Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston, 1884. "Winter." „ „ „ , 1888. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.* I HEARTILY accept the motto, — " That government^...which governs least " ; and I should like to see it actecT~up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I...
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Essays and Other Writings of Henry Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau - 1901 - 271 pages
...everglorious morning? I do not make an exorbitant demand, surely. * i I • CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. [1849-] I HEARTILY accept the motto— "That government is best...to this, which also I believe, — "That government i* best which governs not at all ; " and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 10

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...but silently accepted out of the east like morning light as a matter of course. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE I HEARTILY accept the motto, — "That government is...kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient....
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau: With Bibliographical ..., Volume 10

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...but silently accepted out of the east like morning light aa a matter of course. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE I HEARTILY accept the motto, — "That government is...kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient....
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 10

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...silently accepted out of the east like morning light as a matter of course. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE I HEAETILY accept the motto, — "That government is best which...kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient....
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Miscellanies

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...but silently accepted out of the east like morning light as a matter of course. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE I HEARTILY accept the motto, — "That government is best which governs least;" and I I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts...
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Miscellanies

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1898 - 429 pages
...but silently accepted out of the east like morning light as a matter of course. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE I HEARTILY accept the motto, — "That government is...That \ government is best which governs not at all;" \''' 9 and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have....
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The Slavery of Our Times

graf Leo Tolstoy - 1900 - 186 pages
...matter. Nearly a century later Henry Thoreau wrote in his admirable essay on " Civil Disobedience" : " I heartily accept the motto, ' That government is best...' That government is best which governs not at all ;' and^when men are prepared for it that will be the kind of government which they will have. . . ....
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Tolstoy and His Problems

Aylmer Maude - 1901 - 332 pages
...matter. Nearly a century later Henry Thoreau wrote in his admirable essay on "Civil Disobedience" — " I heartily accept the motto — ' That Government is...will be the kind of Government which they will have. . . . "It is not a man's duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any,...
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