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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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Simplify, Simplify and Other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, Kevin P. Van Anglen - 1996 - 196 pages
...what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." ON GOVERNMENT: "I heartily accept the motto, 'That government is best...to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it f1nally amounts to this, which I also believe, — 'That government is best which governs not at all;'...
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Law and Literature: Text and Theory

Lenora Ledwon - 1996 - 501 pages
...Prose Nonfiction "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience' Henry David Thoreau I heartily accept the mono — "That government is best which governs least"; and...see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carricd out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe, — "That government is bert which governs...
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Staatsziele und Staatszielbestimmungen

Karl-Peter Sommermann - 1997 - 592 pages
...10-32; siehe dort S. 10: »I heartily accept the motto: >That government is best which governs leasf; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly...be the kind of government which they will have.« Deutsche Ausgabe (von WE Richartz): Über die Pflicht zum Ungehorsam gegen den Staat, in: HD Thoreau,...
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Sexual Justice: Democratic Citizenship and the Politics of Desire

Morris B. Kaplan - 1997 - 281 pages
...consciousness. Thoreau's essay both deploys and radicalizes the rhetoric of the American democracy: "I heartily accept the motto, — 'That government is...see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically." (224)14 This Jeffersonian creed, which figures also in Emerson's "Politics," is immediately under pressure...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

Laurie E. Rozakis - 1999 - 468 pages
...important political essays ever, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience." In that essay, Thoreau writes, "/ 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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Interpreting America: Russian and Soviet Studies of the History of American ...

John Ryder - 1999 - 326 pages
...1985, 87). 4 Thoreau expressed the same point in the well known passage in "Civil Disobedience": I heartily accept the motto, — "That government is...that will be the kind of government which they will have.5 Transcendentalist democracy implies not a form of political organization but what Batalov describes...
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A Radical Green Political Theory

Alan B. Carter, Gladis Kersaint - 1999 - 409 pages
...liberals than to state socialists. For example, consider the following remark by Henry David Thoreau: '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" '.7 This might be taken to imply...
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Freedoms Ferment

Peter Moore, Tyler - 1999 - 73 pages
...a credo of philosophical anarchism that is believed to have been an inspiration to Mahatma Gandhi. I believe . . . that government is best which governs not at all; and when men are ready for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. ... A government in which the...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...Gandhi, and Thoreau's ideas found new life as the basic ideology of the American civil rights movement. 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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Mythos und Profit: zur Vermittlung sozialer Interaktionsmodelle über ...

Hinrik Schünemann - 2000 - 530 pages
...Mythopoet, beginnt diese Schrift mit den Worten: I heartily accept the motto, - That government is the best which governs least;' and I should like to see...'That government is best which governs not at all;' ...959 Die verheerenden Folgen jeglicher, nicht nach Maßgabe des eigenen Mythischen (Ge-J Wissens...
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