Favorite Quotations ~  Native American Indians Black Elk Speaks

"What I am, I am." ~ Sitting Bull Sitting Bull

Everything on the Earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.  ~  Mourning Dove

There is no death. Only a change of worlds. ~ Chief Seattle

We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children. ~ Native American Proverb

One does not sell the land people walk on. ~ Crazy Horse

[Arizona] is my land, my home, my father's land, to which I now ask to be allowed to return. I want to spend my last days there, and be buried among those mountains. If this could be I might die in peace. ~ Geronimo

When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them. ~ Chief Seattle 

Friendship between two persons depends upon the patience of one.~ Native American Proverb

The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves. ~ Black Elk

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

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. ~ Navajo Proverb

Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints. ~ Chief Seattle 

Sell a country! Why not sell the air, the clouds, and the great sea? ...Did not the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children? ~ Crouching Tiger

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf. ~ Native American Proverb

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. ~ Chief Seattle