Civil Disobediance Quotes

Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.

Chinese Proverb

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

Voltaire

Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau

I have always looked on disobedience toward the oppressive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born.

Oriana Fallaci

Unjust laws have to be fought ideologically; they cannot be fought or corrected by means of mere disobedience and futile martyrdom

Ayn Rand

Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.

George Bernard Shaw

By his disobedience of God's law, before man had exercised his power to bring children into the earth, not only Adam lost everything for himself, but his children were born as sinners, imperfect, and without the right to live.

Joseph Franklin Rutherford

I believe that Gandhi was correct. Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring about change that allows people to enjoy the change and not get killed in the process.

Edward James Olmos

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