Civil Disobedience Quotes
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
No radical change on the plane of history is possible without crime.
- Hermann Keyserling
Things do not change; we change.
We need some civil disobedience.
- Michael Carter
If it takes civil disobedience, that’s what it takes.
- Pat Fitzpatrick
Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.
- Edwin Louis Cole
We are warning of acts of fraud. This might lead to civil disobedience.
- Saleh al Mutlaq
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis
When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
- Henry David Thoreau
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Men of most renowned virtue have sometimes by transgressing most truly kept the law.
- John Milton
Because the judge holds an important office, he can’t engage in civil disobedience.
- Rod Parker
King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.
- Constance Baker Motley
My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice was in 1986 for protesting the SDI.
- Martin Sheen
We have used civil disobedience in the past, but only when it has been absolutely necessary.
- Ramon Saul Sanchez
I have always looked on disobedience toward the oppressive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born.
- Oriana Fallaci
If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
- Henry David Thoreau
Those whose conscience demands that they defy authority in some ways that involve great consequences must be willing to accept some penalty.
- Joseph Wood Krutch
Most of the luxuries and many of the so called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.