Native American Indian Inspirational Quotes by Black Elk, Chief Seattle, Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Luther Standing Bear and many others.
Grown men may learn from very little children, for the hearts of little children are pure, and, therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.
And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father.
Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows. Now we are poor but we are free. No white man controls our footsteps. If we must die, we die defending our rights.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles.
Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’.
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.
Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.
The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
All things are bound together. All things connect.
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
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.
When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, “The one I feed the most.”
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.