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"We are kindred all of us, ... killer and victim, predator and prey, me and the sly coyote, the soaring buzzard, the elegant gopher snake, the trembling cottontail, the foul worms that feed on our entrails, all of them, all of us." Edward Abbey
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"There have been some, even in the Park Service, who advocate spraying Delicate Arch with a fixative of some sort - Elmer's glue perhaps or Lady Clairol Spray Net." Edward Abbey
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"When the biggest, richest, glassiest buildings in town are the banks, you know that town's in trouble." Edward Abbey
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"It seems clear at last that our love for the natural world—Nature—is the only means by which we can requite God’s obvious love for it." Edward Abbey
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"Taxation: how the sheep are shorn." Edward Abbey
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"A drink a day keeps the shrink away." Edward Abbey
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"Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country." Edward Abbey
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"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." Edward Abbey
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"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." Edward Abbey
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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." Edward Abbey
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"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." Edward Abbey
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"One thing more dangerous than getting between a grizzly sow and her cub is getting between a businessman and a dollar bill." Edward Abbey
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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." Edward Abbey
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"Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing." Edward Abbey
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"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders." Edward Abbey
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"In social institutions, the whole is always less than the sum of its parts. There will never be a state as good as its people, or a church worthy of its congregation, or a university equal to its faculty and students." Edward Abbey
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"What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse." Edward Abbey
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"Money confers the power to command the labor of others. Love of money is love of power. And love of power is the root of evil." Edward Abbey
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"The ideal society can be described, quite simply, as that in which no man has the power of means to coerce others." Edward Abbey
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"Only a fool is astonished by the foolishness of mankind." Edward Abbey
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"Reason has seldom failed us because it has seldom been tried." Edward Abbey
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