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Quote from Henry David Thoreau,

"I heartily accept the motto,
that government is best which governs least ...
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 it,
that will be the kind of government which they will have."


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


his book, On The Duty of Civil Disobedience, 1849


Freedom, Government, Responsibility, Liberty, Duty


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