Civil Disobedience Quotes

“We live in a nation where education and free thought are tantamount to treason, and I have to ask, under these circumstances, is treason such a bad thing?”
– Michel Templet

“I never read Civil Disobedience. They did assign it.”
– Brian Spellman

“Our statistics are at fault: the population has been returned too large. How many men are there to a square thousand miles in this country? Hardly one.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“New concepts should be introduced by the power of imagery.”
– Douglas Coop

“if we don’t rebel, if we’re not physically in an active rebellion, then it’s spiritual death.”
– Chris Hedges

“One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
– Martin Luther King Jr

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“When EVIL men make bad laws, righteous men disobey them.”
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– Tarrin P. Lupo

“If you’re not going to use your free speech to criticize your own government, then what the hell is the point of having it?”
– Michel Templet

“It was civil disobedience that won them their civil rights.”
– Tariq Ali

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.”
? Henry David Thoreau

“I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.”
– Aristotle

“Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.”
? Howard Zinn

“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
? Martin Luther King Jr.

Dare to do things worthy of imprisonment if you mean to be of consequence.
– Juvenal

When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders.
– Veterans

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
– Louis D. Brandeis

We are warning of acts of fraud. This might lead to civil disobedience.
– Saleh al Mutlaq

Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.
– Edwin Louis Cole