"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Garrett Hardin on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Garrett Hardin on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Garrett Hardin on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Garrett Hardin on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."