Quotes by Edward Abbey

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

Great art is never perfect; perfect art is never great.
– Edward Abbey

If it’s knowledge and wisdom you want, then seek out the company of those who do real work for an honest purpose.

Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. Of course, people with guns kill more people. But that’s only natural. It’s hard. But it’s fair.
– Edward Abbey

The greater your dreams, the more terrible your nightmares.
– Edward Abbey

I would never betray a friend to serve a cause. Never reject a friend to help an institution. Great nations may fall in ruin before I would sell a friend to save them.
– Edward Abbey

In the land of bleating sheep and braying jackasses, one brave and honest man is bound to create a scandal.
– Edward Abbey

Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.
– Edward Abbey

A great thirst is a great joy when quenched in time.
– Edward Abbey

Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
– Edward Abbey

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

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
– Edward Abbey

If the end does not justify the means – what can?
– Edward Abbey

Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
– Edward Abbey

We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.
– Edward Abbey

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