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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
When I meet a government which says to me, "Your money or your life," why should I be in haste to give it my money?
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Civil Disobedience," originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government" (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 376, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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