(?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)
Henry David Thoreau

“The preachers and lecturers deal with men of straw, as they are men of straw themselves. Why, a free-spoken man, of sound lungs, cannot draw a long breath without causing your rotten institutions to come toppling down by the vacuum he makes. Your church is a baby-house made of blocks, and so of the state.

...The church, the state, the school, the magazine, think they are liberal and free! It is the freedom of a prison-yard.”


Henry David Thoreau, I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau
Read more quotes from Henry David Thoreau


Share this quote:
Share on Twitter

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

376 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

« previous 1 3 4


This Quote Is From


Browse By Tag