posted by .

Can someone please help better explain this quote to me by Thoreau?

"Truth is always in harmony iwth herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing."

  • Thoreau -

    Truth/honesty is its own reward. If one knows the truth, speaks the truth, then one does not have to be concerned with seeing that those who lie are punished.

  • Thoreau -

    Okay, thanks. One more quote please?

    "I seek rather, I may say, even an excuse for conforming to the laws of the land. I am but too ready to conform to them."

  • Thoreau -

    He is saying he is a conformist, not a radical, or one who seeks to live in opposition to the rules of the society in which he lives.

  • Thoreau -

    Thoreau is not a conformist though. It seems to me that he is saying that he would like to be a conformist like everyone else because it is easy, but he knows it is wrong and thus choses to be a nonconformist.

    Why did you say a conformist means to be someone who lives in opposition to the rules of society in which one lives? Isn't that a nonconformist?

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. government

    This is a quote from an essay on “Liberty” by John Stuart Mills. “The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of opinion is that it is robbing the human race. If the opinion is rights, they are deprived of the opportunity for …
  2. english

    Hi can someone pelase help me explain this quote by Martin Luther King. In addition I also I need to know what the words "personal witness" in the quote mean. Thank you for all your help. "I became convinced that noncooperation with …
  3. Literature

    Can someone give me some comparisons between Leopold (Sand County Almanac) and Thoreau (Walden Pond)?
  4. social studies

    who is Elizabeth Cady Stanton??? who is Sojourner Truth?
  5. english

    1. What about Thoreau’s night in jail made him angry?
  6. English

    Explain the link between the play (writers), Thoreau, and the two wars on the notes list.
  7. English

    In The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail why is Thoreau in jail?
  8. English

    How can I introduce 2 of these quotes with a SUBJECT VERB construction & a COMMA?
  9. Social Studies

    What was Sojourner Truth and Henry David Thoreau dreams for America?
  10. English

    Write down quotations and/or describe events from the play that will support your thesis. My thesis was Nature is important to Thoreau because of its infinite variety. and why the importance of nature was what Thoreau believe it. Please …

More Similar Questions