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Charles Eastman Quotes and Sayings

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The religion of the Indian is the last thing about
him that the man of another race will ever understand.
- Charles Eastman

There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us,
while on the other hand the relation between man and
woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy.
- Charles Eastman

The logical man must either deny all miracles or none,
and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps,
in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old.
- Charles Eastman

More than this, even in those white men who professed
religion we found much inconsistency of conduct.
They spoke much of spiritual things,
while seeking only the material.
- Charles Eastman

 

He sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day,
since to him all days are God's.
- Charles Eastman

Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling,
were not demonstrative in their affection at any time,
least of all in the presence of guests or strangers.
- Charles Eastman

In every religion there is an element of the supernatural,
varying with the influence of pure reason over its devotees.
- Charles Eastman

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Every act of his life is, in a very real sense,
a religious act.
- Charles Eastman

It has been said that the position of woman is the test of civilization,
and that of our women was secure.
In them was vested our standard of morals and the purity of our blood.
- Charles Eastman

The red man divided mind into two parts,
- the spiritual mind and the physical mind.
- Charles Eastman

The native American has been generally despised by
his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity.
- Charles Eastman

Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit,
deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
- Charles Eastman

There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature.
- Charles Eastman

The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war.
He had neither a national army nor an organized church.
- Charles Eastman

Our old age was in some respects the happiest period of life.
- Charles Eastman

At the age of about eight years, if he is a boy,
she turns him over to his father for more Spartan training.
- Charles Eastman

The family was not only the social unit,
but also the unit of government.
- Charles Eastman

The elements and majestic forces in nature,
Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost,
were regarded with awe as spiritual powers,
but always secondary and intermediate in character.
- Charles Eastman

The hospitality of the wigwam is only limited by the institution of war.
- Charles Eastman

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.
- Charles Eastman

No one who is at all acquainted with the Indian in
his home can deny that we are a polite people.
- Charles Eastman

But to have a friend, and to be true under any and all trials,
is the mark of a man!
- Charles Eastman

Among us all men were created sons of God and stood erect,
as conscious of their divinity.
- Charles Eastman

The Indian was a religious man from his mother's womb.
- Charles Eastman

That is, we believed, the supreme duty of the parent,
who only was permitted to claim in some degree the
priestly office and function,
since it is his creative and protecting power which
alone approaches the solemn function of Deity.
- Charles Eastman

The clan is nothing more than a larger family,
with its patriarchal chief as the natural head,
and the union of several clans by intermarriage and
voluntary connection constitutes the tribe.
- Charles Eastman

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

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34) PHOTO

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

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

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.

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- Proverbs 23:7

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you believe in forever,
then life is just a one night stand.
- The Righteous Brothers

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono


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