"Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Garrett Hardin on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Garrett Hardin on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Garrett Hardin on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Garrett Hardin on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Garrett Hardin on Mahatma Gandhi
"A technical solution may be defined as one that requires a change only in the techniques of the natural sciences, demanding little or nothing in the way of change in human values or ideas of morality."
"Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing, but the inexorable succession of generations requires that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed."
"Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming."
"No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means."
"In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the world's goods must steadily decrease."
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