Notable Quotes

Look Deeper

You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper where the dreams lie, son. Find your dream. It's the pursuit of the dream that heals you. — Billy Mills

Hold On

Hold on to what is good,
Even if it's a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.

SUPPORTHold on to what you must do,
Even if it's a long way from here.

Hold on to your life,
Even if it's easier to let go.

Hold on to my hand,
Even if someday I'll be gone away from you.

—Pueblo Prayer

Give Thanks

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. — Native American saying

Any Great Undertaking

I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. — Lone Man (Isna-la-wica), Teton Sioux

A White Army

When a white army battles Indians and wins, it is called a great victory, but if they lose it is called a massacre. — Chiksika, Shawnee

Our Native Land

We are now about to take our leave and kind farewell to our native land, the country the Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving that country that gave us birth, it is with sorrow we are forced by the white man to quit the scenes of our childhood...we bid farewell to it and all we hold dear. — Charles Hicks, Tsalagi (Cherokee) Vice Chief speaking of the Trail of Tears, November 4, 1838

I Have Seen

I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. — Lone Man (Isna-la-wica), Teton Sioux

A Purpose

Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence. — Mourning Dove

We Walk

We walk in our moccasins upon the Earth
And beneath the sky
As we travel on life's path of beauty
We will live a good life and reach old age.
— Navajo Blessing

It's Our Stuff

It's our stuff. We made it and we know best how to use it and care for it. And now we're going to get it back. — John Pretty on Top, Crow

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