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Civil Disobedience Quotes


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


Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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


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