Henry David Thoreau Quote

Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government.


A Yankee in Canada: With Anti-slavery and Reform Papers (ed. 1866)

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Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have...

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Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have...

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Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have...

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Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have...