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Thoreau Civil Disobedience Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

Voting for the right is doing nothing for it. — Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau Civil Disobedience Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

If any think that their influence would be lost there, and their voices no longer afflict the ear of the State, that they would not be as an enemy within its walls, they do not know how much truth is stronger than errors, nor how much more eloquently and effectively he can combat injustice who has experienced a little in his own person. Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. — Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau Civil Disobedience Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth
certainly the machine will wear out ... but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine. What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn. — Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau Civil Disobedience Quotes By Marvin Ammori

Civil disobedience has almost always been about expression. Generally, it's nonviolent, as defined by Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, and King. — Marvin Ammori

Thoreau Civil Disobedience Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man. — Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau Civil Disobedience Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

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 governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the 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. — Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau Civil Disobedience Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

Our statistics are at fault: the population has been returned too large. How many men are there to a square thousand miles in this country? Hardly one. — Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau Civil Disobedience Quotes By Anthony R. Fellow

King became the movement's voice and launched a new phase of mass protest.
He was a disciple of the teachings of Gandhi and Thoreau, as well as of Jesus. He
emphasized nonviolent civil disobedience. The civil rights struggle was not against
whites, but against injustice; its most important weapons were not anger and hate
but love and forgiveness, King declared.
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On — Anthony R. Fellow