Friday, February 6, 2009

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of the buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." -- Crowfoot

"Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles." -- Black Elk

"We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children." -- Indian proverb

"Man's heart away from nature becomes hard." -- Standing Bear

"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living."

"Let us form one body, one heart." -- Tecumseh

"A single twig breaks, but a bundle of twigs is strong." -- Tecumseh

"The earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family." -- Chief Seattle

"The earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth." -- Chief Seattle

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

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