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Quote from Henry David Thoreau,


"There will never be a really free and enlightened State
until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power,
from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly."


By:

Henry David Thoreau (more quotes by Henry David Thoreau or books by/about Henry David Thoreau)


(1817-1862) American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and transcendentalist

Source:

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, 1849 (original title: Resistance to Civil Goverment)
http://www.jj-johnson.com/resistan.htm

Categories:

Civil Rights, Constitution, Government, Individual Rights, Power, Republic, Resistance

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