Native American Quotes

“What is life? Is the flash of a firefly in the night.  It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time.  It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” ~Crowfoot

 

“ The first peace, which is the most important,

is that which comes within the souls of people

when they realize their relationship, their oneness,

with the universe and all its powers,

and when they realize that the center of the universe

dwells the Great Spirit,

and that this center is really everywhere,

it is within each of us.”

 

Black Elk – Oglala Sioux

 

When Christ said that man does not live by bread alone, he spoke of a hunger. This hunger was not the hunger of the body. It was not the hunger for bread. He spoke of a hunger that begins deep down in the very depths of our being. He spoke of a need as vital as breath. He spoke of our hunger for love.
Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens. Without it our courage fails. Without love we can no longer look out confidently at the world…
But with love, we are creative. With it, we march tirelessly. With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others.

Chief Dan GeorgeNative Canadian Indian

 

“When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength.  Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living.  If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.”

Tecumseh

 

“Lose your temper and you lose a friend; Lie and you lose yourself.”

Hopi


 

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