Edward Abbey Quotes (12 quotations)

1. A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. - Edward Abbey

2. Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. - Edward Abbey

3. Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion. - Edward Abbey

4. For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! - Edward Abbey

5. Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. - Edward Abbey

6. Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers - obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls. - Edward Abbey

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

8. No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets. - Edward Abbey

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

10. That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding. - Edward Abbey

11. The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. - Edward Abbey

12. The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative. - Edward Abbey

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