Notable Quotes

Perception of Battle

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

Shared Spirit

All things share the same breath—the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Learning from Children

Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.

Sage Advice

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart.

Grandfathers

…Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus should we do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.

Great Spirit

O Great Spirit, help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.

May

May the stars carry your sadness away, may the flowers fill your heart with beauty, may hope forever wipe away your tears and, above all, may silence make you strong.

Hearts of Children

Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.

Birth and Death

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Humankind

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

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