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Civil Disobedience Quotes

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Henry David Thoreau

“I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not so desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.” – Henry David Thoreau

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Bishop Desmond Tutu

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face. But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime.” – Martin Luther … Continue reading