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There are things they tell us that sound good to hear,
by Sitting Bull

There are things they tell us that sound good to hear,
but when they have accomplished their purpose they
will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them.
- Sitting Bull

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit.
- Sitting Bull

In my early days, I was eager to learn and to do things,
and therefore I learned quickly.
- Sitting Bull

 

I am a red man.
If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man
he would have made me so in the first place.
- Sitting Bull

He put in your heart certain wishes and plans;
in my heart,
he put other different desires.
- Sitting Bull

I am here by the will of the Great Spirit,
and by his will I am chief.
- Sitting Bull

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What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one.
- Sitting Bull

Each man is good in His sight.
It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.
- Sitting Bull

You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am.
- Sitting Bull

Behold, my friends, the spring is come;
the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun,
and we shall soon see the results of their love!
- Sitting Bull

If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man,
he would have made me so in the first place.
- Sitting Bull

Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were
assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever.
Now they threaten to take that from us also.
- Sitting Bull

I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions
were good and not what I supposed they were.
- Sitting Bull

Therefore, I do not wish to consider any proposition
to cede any portion of our tribal holdings to the Great Father.
- Sitting Bull

They want us to give up another chunk of our tribal land.
This is not the first time or the last time.
- Sitting Bull

I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen
anyone to be the chief of this country,
it is myself.
- Sitting Bull

The white man knows how to make everything,
but he does not know how to distribute it.
- Sitting Bull

The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we
shall see the results of that love.
- Sitting Bull

Every seed is awakened, and all animal life.
- Sitting Bull

I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man
of my tribe to surrender my rifle.
- Sitting Bull

What white man can say I never stole his land or a
penny of his money? Yet they say that I am a thief.
- Sitting Bull

It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.
- Sitting Bull

This nation is like a spring freshet;
it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path.
- Sitting Bull

If we must die, we die defending our rights.
- Sitting Bull

What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive
or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian.
- Sitting Bull

Now that we are poor, we are free.
No white man controls our footsteps.
- Sitting Bull

Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil,
and the love of possessions is a disease in them.
- Sitting Bull

What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever
come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me
beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?
- Sitting Bull

If I agree to dispose of any part of our land to the
white people I would feel guilty of taking food away
from our children's mouths,
and I do not wish to be that mean.
- Sitting Bull

God made me an Indian.
- Sitting Bull

Let us put our minds together and see what life we
can make for our children.
- Sitting Bull

It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being,
and we therefore yield to our neighbors,
even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves
to inhabit this vast land.
- Sitting Bull

Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for
me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because
I was born where my father lived? Because I would die
for my people and my country?
- Sitting Bull

When I was a boy, the Sioux owned the world.
The sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle.
Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where
are our lands? Who owns them?
- Sitting Bull

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

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

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 (attributed)

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

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

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life
than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa


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