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" I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. "
Penn Monthly - Page 800
1880
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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
...Why has every man a conscience, then ? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume, is to do at any time'i what I think right. It is...
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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, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time wl J-ihrinV rrgtit It is truly...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 10

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - 1893
...Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assumo is to do at any time what I think right. It is truly...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 10

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893
...Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. It is truly...
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Miscellanies

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1898 - 429 pages
...Why has every man a conscience, then? Jj! think that we should be men- first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. ^ The only obligation whichj have a riffht to assiitnp TsTo do at jmy_time jwhat I think rjghftTlt...
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Cape Cod and Miscellanies

Henry David Thoreau, Bradford Torrey, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - 1906
...Why has every man a conscience, then ? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. It is truly...
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Man Or the State?: A Group of Essays by Famous Writers

Waldo Ralph Browne - State, The - 1919 - 141 pages
...Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. It is truly...
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Simplify, Simplify and Other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau - Literary Collections - 1996 - 196 pages
...legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. "Civil...
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Thoreau: Political Writings

Henry David Thoreau - History - 1996 - 175 pages
...Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume, is to do at any time what I think right. It is...
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Feminist Political Ecology: Global Issues and Local Experiences

Dianne E. Rocheleau, Barbara P. Thomas-Slayter, Esther Wangari - Social Science - 1996 - 327 pages
...David Thoreau in the late 1840s: "I think that we should be men [sic] first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right" (Henry David Thoreau in Canby 1937: 790). Paul Blau captured the spirit of the struggle in the Hamburg...
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