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In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
by Wilma Mankiller

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

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We must trust our own thinking.
Trust where we're going.
And get the job done.
- Wilma Mankiller

Growth is a painful process.
- Wilma Mankiller

I want to be remembered as the person who helped us
restore faith in ourselves.
- Wilma Mankiller

 

A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths
and have said they'd like to be chief.
There's been a change in the limits people see.
- Wilma Mankiller

America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking.
- Wilma Mankiller

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess
an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
- Wilma Mankiller

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The secret of our success is that we never,
never give up.
- Wilma Mankiller

Everybody is sitting around saying, 'Well,
jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.'
That somebody is us.
We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along.
- Wilma Mankiller

I've run into more discrimination as a woman than as an Indian.
- Wilma Mankiller

Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never
have thought that they might grow up and become chief.
- Wilma Mankiller

I don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the future
of their people or of an organization without talking about education.
Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.
- Wilma Mankiller

There are a whole lot of historical factors that have
played a part in our being where we are today,
and I think that to even to begin to understand our
contemporary issues and contemporary problems,
you have to understand a little bit about that history.
- Wilma Mankiller

Many of the Iroquois and Huron houses were of similar construction,
the partitions being at the sides only,
leaving a wide passage down the middle of the house.
- Francis Parkman

The fortified towns of the Hurons were all on the side
exposed to Iroquois incursions.
- Francis Parkman

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

Winston Churchill was not entirely British.
His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
- Rachel Blanchard

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
- James A. Baldwin

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell

It is good for society to have this introspection.
- Jacques Verges

An armed society is a polite society.
Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
- Charles de Secondat

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from
human beings than it will get in practice.
- George Orwell

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
- Mignon McLaughlin

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
- Charles Edwards

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking
about what is best for society.
- Hillary Clinton

Our society is not a community, but merely a collection
of isolated family units.
- Valerie Solanas

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes,
packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners,
and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
- Paul Sweeney

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.
- Albert Einstein

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
- John W. Gardner

Society is based on the assumption that everyone is
alike and no one is alive.
- Hugh Kingsmill

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
- A. Whitney Brown

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled
flow of words in an open forum.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

What can you say about a society that says that God
is dead and Elvis is alive?
- Irv Kupcinet

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one
step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
- Al Roker

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom,
too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
- Boyd Rice

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into
the kind of statue likes,
and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
- Randolph Bourne

The function of the press in society is to inform,
but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling

The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom,
power without conscience.
Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
- Omar N. Bradley

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
- Milton Friedman

The human race's prospects of survival were considerably
better when we were defenceless against tigers than
they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

In my afternoon walk I would fain forget
all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to
truths being in and out of favor.
- Robert Frost

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak,
men mistook magic for medicine; now,
when science is strong and religion weak,
men mistake medicine for magic.
- Thomas Szasz

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock
every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
- Barbara Jordan

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
- Timothy Leary

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch


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