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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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Cape Cod and Miscellanies

Henry David Thoreau - 1906
...silently accepted out of the east, like morning light, as a matter of course. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE JL HEARTILY accept the motto, " That government is best...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 4

Henry David Thoreau - 1906
...silently accepted out of the east, like morning light, as a matter of course. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE JL HEARTILY accept the motto, " That government is best...systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, whicli also I believe, — "That government is best which governs not at all;" and when men are prepared...
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Man Or the State?: A Group of Essays by Famous Writers

Waldo Ralph Browne - 1919 - 141 pages
...friends, or a pair of lovers. HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) ON THE DUTY OF 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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Man Or the State?: A Group of Essays by Famous Writers

Waldo Ralph Browne - 1919 - 141 pages
...friends^ or a pair of lovers. HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) ON THE DUTY OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE J I heartily accept the motto,—" That government is...least "; and I should like to see it acted up to more japidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe,—" That...
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Our Revolution: Essays in Interpretation

Victor S. Yarros - 1920 - 251 pages
...when, for example, he wrote the following lines: I heartily accept the motto (of Thomas Jefferson) : "That government is best which governs least"; and...will be the kind of government which they will have. The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress...
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The American Journal of Sociology, Volume 26

Albion W. Small, Ellsworth Faris, Ernest Watson Burgess - 1921
...when, for example, he wrote the following lines: I heartily accept the motto (of Thomas Jefferson): "That government is best which governs least " ; and...will be the kind of government which they will have. The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress...
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The Essential American Tradition: An Anthology of Striking and Significant ...

Jesse Lee Bennett - 1925 - 332 pages
...individualist idea to the farthest extremes in relation to their political and social implications. 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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Law and Literature: Text and Theory

Lenora Ledwon - 1996 - 501 pages
...million dollars richer for it. Prose Nonfiction "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" Henry David Thoreau 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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Sexual Subordination and State Intervention: Comparing Sweden and the United ...

R. Amy Elman - 1996 - 146 pages
...American political culture. The essayist Henry David Thoreau expressed this well when he exclaimed I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best..."That government is best which governs not at all." (1970, 109) Thoreau's emphasis on freedom from state authority accounts for his stature as one of the...
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Thoreau: Political Writings

Henry David Thoreau - 1996 - 175 pages
...Bedau, ed., Civil Disobedience in Focus (London: Routledge, 1991). Resistance to Civil Government I heartily accept the motto, - "That government is best...systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe, - "That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for...
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