On the Political Status of Women-Annie Wood Besant (1874)

In the debate which followed this lecture, exception was taken by some of the speakers to the introduction of the religious question, and it was suggested that in attacking the Bible I had thrown down an apple of discord. I would point out that the raising of this question was not of my doing. Had the speakers known a little more of the subject, they would have been aware that the authority of the Bible is constantly brought forward as an argument against women's rights, and had I avoided meeting this argument, I should have left out a link in my chain.

Civil Disobedience – Henry David Thoreau-1866

I heartily accept the motto,—"That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe,—"That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government.

बार्हस्पत्य नीतिसूत्राणि (Niti Sutram by Brihaspati)

ऐन्द्रजालिकं न कुर्यात्, न मन्त्रवादोत्सवौ, नामयविषविध्वंसनानि, न भस्मधारणम्, वाग्निहोत्रवेदपाठादीनि, न तीर्थयात्राम्, न राजसेवाम् , न स्त्रीसेवां च।