Parul Sharma 233 Questions 107 Answers 0 Best Answers 449 Points View Profile 0 Parul Sharma Asked: April 29, 20202020-04-29T10:00:56+05:30 2020-04-29T10:00:56+05:30In: Books Who is the author of famous statement: “That Government is the best which governs least”? 0 Who is the author of famous statement: “That Government is the best which governs least”? books Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Harsh Noida, India 257 Questions 234 Answers 1 Best Answer 719 Points View Profile Harsh Added an answer on April 29, 2020 at 9:19 pm The phrase “that government is best which governs least” is often credited to Henry David Thoreau, in his 1849 “Civil Disobedience,” or “Resistance to Civil Government.” (It’s also sometimes credited to Thomas Jefferson or John Locke, but although it might capture well some of their thinking, to my knowledge it doesn’t appear in their writings.) But Thoreau was drawing on an existing, nearly identical phrase, “The best government is that which governs least”; and he was doing it to actually argue for outright abolition of government rather than just small government. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.