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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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The Water Bearer Diaries

Bud Dharmadha - 2006 - 136 pages
...society, government quickly becomes unneeded The first two sentences ofThoreau's Civil Disobedience are: I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best...governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up 106 to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe...
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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - 2007 - 200 pages
...by our lives and conduct than by our words. 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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I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau - 2007 - 493 pages
...fuel, making brooms, úc." 58 In the opening to "Resistance to Civil Government," Thoreau wrote: "I heartily accept the motto, That government is best...will be the kind of government which they will have" [W 4:356]. The phrase alludes to the motto found on the title page of the United States Magazine, and...
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Science and the Imagination: Mesmerism, Media, and the Mind in Nineteenth ...

Betsy van Schlun - 2007 - 379 pages
...none" (Felton 173). A notion that also initiates Thoreau's "Resistance to Civil Government" (1854): I heartily accept the motto, - "That government is best...that will be the kind of government which they will have.81 Septimius, too, when he has accomplished his aim, when the people are ready to govern themselves,...
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Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, Volume 9

Tom Lansford, Thomas E. Woods - 2008 - 11 pages
...rediscovered a century later, when its antiwar message and reasoned tone suited the times to perfection. I heartily accept the motto,— "That government is...up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, itjinally amounts to this, which also I believe— "That government is best which governs not at all";...
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