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Civil Disobedience
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A Yankee in Canada: With Anti-slavery and Reform Papers

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson - Civil disobedience - 1866 - 286 pages
...Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator ? Why has every man a conscience, then ? I think that...obligation which I have a right to assume, is to do at any time'i what I think right. It is truly enough said, that a corporation has no conscience ; but a corporation...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science ..., Volume 32; Volume 95

1880
...have their morals j but the innocent enjoy the story. V. "The only obligation," says he, SeptemLa. " which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right." " Why should we ever go abroad, even across the way, to ask a neighbor's advice ?" "There is a nearer...
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Penn Monthly, Volume 11

1880
...way, and righted up a falling man." Here are a few sentences from his article on Civil Disobedience: "It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law so much as for the right." " It is not so important that many should be as good as you, as that there be some absolute goodness...
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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

Robert Louis Stevenson - Authors - 1882 - 429 pages
...indeed, have their morals ; but the innocent enjoy the story" V. " The only obligation," says he, " which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right." " Why should we ever go abroad, even across the way, to ask a neighbour's advice?" " There is a nearer...
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Liberty and a living: the record of an attempt to secure bread and butter ...

Philip Gengembre Hubert (jr.), Philip Gengembre Hubert - Country life - 1889 - 239 pages
...communicate ; friendship with him meant a society for mutual improvement. " The only obligation," says he, " which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right." " Why should we ever go abroad, even across the way to ask a neighbor's advice ? " " There is a nearer...
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Anti-slavery and Reform Papers

Henry David Thoreau - Slavery - 1890 - 141 pages
...man a. f-.onanience, then \JI| (think thai, we shnnlrl ba man first, and subjects after-^ Vwari^ylt is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law,...which I have a right to assume is to do at any time wl J-ihrinV rrgtit It is truly enough said, Ihat a corporation has no conscience ; but a corporation...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 10

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - 1893
...Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that...right. The only obligation which I have a right to assumo is to do at any time what I think right. It is truly enough said, that a corporation has no...
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Miscellanies

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that...subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate L respect for the law? s . muc l 1 as f r * ne right. The only obligation which I have a right...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 10

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893
...Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. ^1tc^--*Uf^ " l It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the \ law, so much as for the...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 14

Robert Louis Stevenson, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson - 1895
...fahles, indeed, have their morals; hut the innocent enjoy the story.'' 'The only obligation," says he, "which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right." "Why should we ever go abroad, even across the way, to ask a neighbour's advice?" "There is a nearer...
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