Daily Archives: September 16, 2009

Govern Yourself

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison -- Henry David ThoreauI 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. Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (1849)

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