Civil Disobedience

What are some examples of Thoreau's aphorisms, specifically in paragraphs 9-10 and 20-22

Paragraph 9 starts with "Paley, a common authority with many on moral questions..." and paragraph 20 starts with "I do not hesitate to say, that those who call themselves abolitionists..."

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"It can have no pure right over my person and property but what I concede to it"

"The lawyer's truth is not truth, but consistent expediency. Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned cheifly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong doing.

"There will never be a really free and enlightened state, until the state comes to recognize the individual as the higher and independent power, from which all its own purpose and authority are derived."

Pages 17-19

"If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislatures in congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonable experience and the effectual complaints of the people." (Page 18)


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