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First, take the government of the Indians out of politics;
by George Crook

First, take the government of the Indians out of politics;
second,
let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites;
third,
give the Indian the ballot.
- George Crook

It has been my aim throughout present operations to
afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests,
and troops have been stationed accordingly.
- George Crook

But we must not try to drive the Indians too fast in effecting these changes.
- George Crook

I at once commenced the ascent through a shower of arrows.
- George Crook

 

When I jerked it out the head remained in my leg,
where it remains still.
There were a couple of inches of blood on the shaft
of the arrow when I pulled it out.
- George Crook

The great mistake these people make is that they go
to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians
before securing their physical.
- George Crook

The Indian is a human being.
- George Crook

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When once an Indian sees that his food is secure,
he does not care what the chief or any one else says.
- George Crook

During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon,
but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had
gotten to the supposed location of the village.
- George Crook

The buffalo is all gone, and an Indian can't catch
enough jack rabbits to subsist himself and his family,
and then, there aren't enough jack rabbits to catch.
What are they to do?
- George Crook

It may be, however, that I am too much wedded to my own views in the matter,
and as I have spent nearly eight years of the hardest
work of my life in this department,
I respectfully request that I may now be relieved from its command.
- George Crook

Give these Indians little farms, survey them,
let them put fences around them, let them have their own horses,
cows, sheep, things that they can call their own,
and it will do away with tribal Indians.
- George Crook

It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive
manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race,
and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man.
- George Crook

All the tribes tell the same story.
They are surrounded on all sides, the game is destroyed or driven away;
they are left to starve,
and there remains but one thing for them to do -
fight while they can.
- George Crook

We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form,
but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws,
the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our
country and of shame to true patriots,
will soon be a thing of the past.
- George Crook

The white men in the East are like birds.
They are hatching out their eggs every year,
and there is not room enough in the East,
and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West,
as you have seen them coming for the last few years.
- George Crook

If you will investigate all the Indian troubles,
you will find that there is something wrong of this
nature at the bottom of all of them,
something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy
and broken faith on the part of the general government.
- George Crook

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus


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