Henry David Thoreau on Summer Weather Friendship

I saw yet more distinctly the State in which I lived, I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly purpose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions…that, in their sacrifices to humanity, they ran no risks…[that] by walking in a particular straight though useless path from time to time, [they hoped] to save their souls.

— Henry David Thoreau
Civil Disobedience

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