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Edward Abbey
January 29, 1927 - March 14, 1989
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State.


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


If the end does not justify the means - what can?


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


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


A drink a day keeps the shrink away.


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


Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.


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.


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


Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do.


The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already.


Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.


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


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


Grown men do not need leaders.


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

    Topics: Government

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


What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.


Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down.


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