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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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Aesthetic Papers

Elizabeth Peabody - 2005 - 256 pages
...Constitution, and perhaps eventually to devise a better one. ART. X. — RESISTANCE TO CIVIL GOVERNMENT. 1 HEARTILY accept the motto, — " That government is...kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient ; hot most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes,...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - 2005 - 843 pages
...much citizen resistance to the Mexican War, as Thoreau noted a few years later in his famous essay. 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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New Sat Rea: The Very Best Coaching & Study Course

Mel Friedman, Lina Miceli, Robert Bell, Michael Lee, Sally Wood, Adel Arshaghi, Suzanne Coffield, Michael McIrvin, Anita Price Davis, Research & Education Association, George DeLuca, Joseph Fili, Marilyn Gilbert, Bernice E. Goldberg, Leonard Kenner - 2005 - 868 pages
...is an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau's essay entitled “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience. “ I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best...systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to 5 this, which also I believe—”That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men...
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Understanding God's Government

Paul W. Syltie - 2005 - 708 pages
...government is best which governs least'; .... Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe, 'That government is best which governs not...will be the kind of government which they will have" (Browne, 1993). Thoreau was pointing towards the true liberty that man could indeed enjoy if he lived...
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Globocop: How America Sold Its Soul and Lost Its Way

Mark David Ledbetter - 2004 - 249 pages
...from Civil Disobedience. On Political Philosophy. The very first words of Civil Disobedience are: I heartily accept the motto, - "That government is best...see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. On Social Programs. Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity...
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New Sat Rea: The Very Best Coaching & Study Course

Mel Friedman, Lina Miceli, Robert Bell, Michael Lee, Sally Wood, Adel Arshaghi, Suzanne Coffield, Michael McIrvin, Anita Price Davis, Research & Education Association, George DeLuca, Joseph Fili, Marilyn Gilbert, Bernice E. Goldberg, Leonard Kenner - 2005 - 868 pages
...passage is an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau's essay entitled "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience. " 1 l heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and l should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Pacific, and a little more will people the shining isles of space. "Paradise (to Be) Regained" (1843) 3 I Civil Disobedience (1849) See Ralph Waldo Emerson 29; O'Sullivan r, Shipley 1 4 The objections which...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - 2006 - 224 pages
...government itself, not solely undemocratic government, is the problem. Hence the essay's opening: "I heartily accept the motto, — 'That government is...systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe, — 'That government is best which governs not at all.'" Thoreau, however, immediately...
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Patriotism and Other Mistakes

George Kateb - 2006 - 422 pages
...for government only a sign of human deficiency. Thoreau's first words in "Civil Disobedience" are: I heartily accept the motto, — "That government is...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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Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art

Brandon LaBelle - 2006 - 316 pages
...to establish a Critical Marxism, Cage embraces Henry David Thoreau and Lao Tze. Quoting Thoreau — "Government is best which governs not at all, and...will be the kind of government which they will have" — Cage furthers: "But we live from day to day: revolution is going on this moment."15 For Cage, such...
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