Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in In it. Results 1 – 30 of 43 Desobediencia Civil by Henry David Thoreau and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Aug 31, &IJ (” 9 # 14 &K & 8 9 I ” 4 B & IJ ” ” 4 V 9 15 D (! D (9 28 & ]4 R, X %&8 A & ” ” &! & 29 “! Desobediência Civil – Henry David Thoreau.

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If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose.

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It has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but no one has ever found it in any of Jefferson’s writings. The question here is not just about one of the numerous individual cases in the struggle between a truth powerless to act and a power that has become the enemy of truth.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Based on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson: He considered it an interesting experience and came out of it with a new perspective on his relationship to the government and its citizens. Mahatma Gandhi was impressed by Thoreau’s arguments. He addressed his reader within the very sphere of this situation common to both of them in such a way that the reader not only discovered why Thoreau acted as he did at that time but also that the reader—assuming him of course to be honest and dispassionate— would have to act in just such a way whenever the proper occasion arose, provided he was seriously engaged in fulfilling his existence as a human person.


Oxford University Press, p. In his autobiography, he wrote:. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Martin Luther King, Jr. Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man? At the time of the abolition of slavery movement, he wrote his famous essay On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.

The teachings of Thoreau came alive in our civil rights movement; indeed, they are more alive than ever before. Archived from the original on May 3, Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? Retrieved from ” https: Croquant rebellions Rappenkrieg Revolt of the Pitauds.

Thoreau was a great writer, philosopher, poet, and withal a most practical man, that is, he taught nothing he was not prepared to practice in thorreau. A lifelong abolitionistThoreau delivered an impassioned speech which would later become Civil Disobedience injust months after leaving Walden Pond.

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Wikipedia pending changes protected pages Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers. Views Read Edit View history. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient.

People who proclaim that the war in Mexico is wrong and that it is wrong to enforce slavery contradict themselves if they fund both things by paying taxes. 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.


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I think an argument can be made that it is not very likely he would ever have made such a statement, because it does not square with his views. Author Leo Tolstoy cited Civil Disobedience as having a strong impact on his nonviolence methodology.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. In the case of the United States, the Constitution itself enshrines the institution of slavery, and therefore falls under this condemnation. Whether expressed in a sit-in at lunch counters, a freedom ride into Mississippi, a peaceful protest in Albany, Georgia, a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabamathese are outgrowths of Thoreau’s insistence that evil must be resisted and that no moral man can patiently adjust to injustice.

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Paying taxes is one way in which otherwise well-meaning people collaborate in injustice. Political philosophers have counseled caution about revolution because the upheaval of revolution typically causes a thoeau of expense and suffering.