” … There are nine 999 patrons of virtue to
one virtuous man. But it is easier to deal with the real possessor
of a thing than with the temporary guardian of it….The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most
disinterested virtue to sustain it.  …Those who, while they disapprove of the character and
measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance and support are
undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so frequently the
most serious obstacles to reform.”
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, by Henry David Thoreau