Men going their own way in 1849

12 May 2022

Wherever a man goes, men will pursue and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate odd-fellow society.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.

I am not responsible for the successful working of the machinery of society.

Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience