Edward Abbey

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.

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The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other — instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.

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Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.

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One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.

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Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

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You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.

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Edward Abbey — quotes and aphorisms

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

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When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.

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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

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