Henry David Thoreau Quote

It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the overwhelming authority and respectability of mankind combined. Men reverence one another, not yet God. If I thought that I could speak with discrimination and impartiality of the nations of Christendom, I should praise them, but it tasks me too much. They seem to be the most civil and humane, but I may be mistaken.


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849) - Sunday

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It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the...

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It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the...

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It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the...

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It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the...