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George Catlin Quotes and Sayings

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The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians
in their personal appearance:
and have been always reputed,
since the first acquaintance made with them,
very civil and friendly.
- George Catlin

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress,
and his tall and elegant figure; the greater part of
the men being six feet high.
- George Catlin

Thank God, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
- George Catlin

The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense,
I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word,
and the people to whom it is applied.
- George Catlin

 

The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri,
and of whom I spoke in my last Letter,
are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped,
and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent.
- George Catlin

An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back,
dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains,
and even through the severity of winter,
is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
- George Catlin

I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over
the graves of his fathers...
clap his hand in silence over his mouth,
and take the last look over his fair hunting ground,
and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
- George Catlin

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The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and
character from all other rivers in the world;
there is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt,
the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
- George Catlin

I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble
races of red men who are now spread over these trackless
forests and boundless prairies,
melting away at the approach of civilization.
- George Catlin

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

Eagles commonly fly alone.
They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
- John Webster

Even a cock crows over his own dunghill.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.
- Margaret Thatcher

A rooster crows only when it sees the light.
Put him in the dark and he'll never crow.
I have seen the light and I'm crowing.
- Muhammad Ali

Crows are incredibly smart.
They can be taught five things on the drop.
- Robbie Coltrane

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

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

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) PHOTO

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

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

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

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

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

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

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.

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

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

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
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 [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)


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