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
The one thing … that is truly ugly is the climate of hate and intimidation, created by a noisy few, which makes the decent majority reluctant to air in public their views on anything controversial. … Where all pretend to be thinking alike, it’s likely that no one is thinking at all. – Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast
If the average American cared as much for others as they do for their dogs, it would be such a wonderful place to be.
– Tim Apple - Thoughts while on the toilet
The perfectly manicured green grass lawn is one of the biggest evils in society.
… Let not a man glory this, that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind …
- Baháʼu’lláh - recorded by Edward Granville Brown
Gossip is the Devil’s telephone.
- General Mark R. Naird - Space Force
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 - A Voice Crying in the Wilderness