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Henry David Thoreau, Slavery In Massachusetts Quotes: "A distinguished clergyman told me that he chose the profession of a clergyman because it afforded the most leisure for literary pursuits. I would recommend to him the profession of a governor."

A distinguished clergyman told me that he chose the profession of a clergyman because it afforded the most leisure for literary pursuits. I would recommend to him the profession of a governor.




Henry David Thoreau, Slavery In Massachusetts Quotes: "Now-a-days, men wear a fool's cap, and call it a liberty cap."

Now-a-days, men wear a fool's cap, and call it a liberty cap.



Henry David Thoreau, Slavery In Massachusetts Quotes: "The fate of the country... does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning."

The fate of the country... does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning.



Henry David Thoreau, Slavery In Massachusetts Quotes: "A government which deliberately enacts injustice, and persists in it, will at length ever become the laughing-stock of the world."

A government which deliberately enacts injustice, and persists in it, will at length ever become the laughing-stock of the world.




Henry David Thoreau, Slavery In Massachusetts Quotes: "There is no such thing as accomplishing a righteous reform by the use of 'expediency.' There is no such thing as sliding up hill. In morals, the only sliders are backsliders."

There is no such thing as accomplishing a righteous reform by the use of 'expediency.' There is no such thing as sliding up hill. In morals, the only sliders are backsliders.



Henry David Thoreau, Slavery In Massachusetts Quotes: "I believe that, in this country, the press exerts a greater and a more pernicious influence than the church did in its worst period. We are not a religious people, but we are a nation of politicians."

I believe that, in this country, the press exerts a greater and a more pernicious influence than the church did in its worst period. We are not a religious people, but we are a nation of politicians.



Henry David Thoreau, Slavery In Massachusetts Quotes: "If there is any hell more unprincipled than our rulers, and we, the ruled, I feel curious to see it."

If there is any hell more unprincipled than our rulers, and we, the ruled, I feel curious to see it.




Henry David Thoreau, Slavery In Massachusetts Quotes: "I would remind my countrymen that they are to be men first, and Americans only at a late and convenient hour."

I would remind my countrymen that they are to be men first, and Americans only at a late and convenient hour.