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For myself I hold no preferences among flowers,
by Edward Abbey

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

Related topics: Nature

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

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

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

 

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

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
- Edward Abbey

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

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Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.
- Edward Abbey

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

Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,'
I says,
'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country.
- Edward Abbey

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

A drink a day keeps the shrink away.
- Edward Abbey

You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.
- Edward Abbey

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

Grown men do not need leaders.
- Edward Abbey

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

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

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience.
And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative,
but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.
- 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

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

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

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am what I am.
- Village People

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

I will gather myself around my faith,
for light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Today, I will be gentle with myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have unbounded compassion for myself
at all times and under all circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am at Peace with myself,
my family, my community, and the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I desire to love myself as I truly am -
and to live courageously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive myself completely for having created stories of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not hold fear about what is happening in the world.
I am responsible for how I conduct myself in the events of my days,
and endeavor to not dwell in fear about anything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to see myself as the face of god:
my mind sparks, and my soul sparkles;
my peace is counterpoint to the clamor of life;
I am a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
- Walt Whitman

Whenever I look in the mirror,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment,
then ask, "What's next?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love myself as I truly am - and live courageously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love, without condition, myself,
all those around me,
and all those in my thoughts,
this day and evermore. Amen
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

When I Honor myself,
I am confident of my being,
and I am gentle with myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate and markets
and roadways and others, I do control myself
and my response to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses,
a telescope and a microscope.
And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance
through the tender hearts of my friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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