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We must not try to force him to take civilization ...
by 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 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 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

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

 

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

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

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The Indian is a human being.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

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

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard


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