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Sitting Bull Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Environmental

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

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

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

 

Every seed is awakened, and all animal life.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God made me an Indian.
- 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 woman, however lonely, was ever captive
or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian.
- 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

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

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

The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we
shall see the results of that love.
- 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 the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man,
he would have made me so in the first place.
- Sitting Bull

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

It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.
- 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

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

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

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

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

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
- Dick Dale

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

I cannot explain why they made that sequel to Secret of NIMH.
Because they claim that it the original didn't make money,
so what was the enthusiasm to make a sequel?
- Don Bluth

Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe
in their particular political solutions,
then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.
- Thomas Sowell

I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work.
- Harold Ramis

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.
- Taylor Caldwell

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women,
is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim
of superior sensitivity and morality.
- Patricia Meyer Spacks

I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse
occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman,
out of her own genuine affection and desire.
- Robin Morgan

The only ground on which a neutral State can claim
respect at the hands of belligerents is,
that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected.
- Gerrit Smith

Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word,
if there is such a thing.
- J. L. Austin

Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art,
but I think it's quite relevant.
Besides, it makes me feel great.
- Chris Van Allsburg

I spent six years in Bible study because I needed to get grounded.
People really need to spend time in the Bible getting
to know the God they claim to love.
- Willie Aames

If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

So far as the economic condition of society and the
general mode of living and thinking were concerned,
I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution.
- Simon Newcomb

And then, of course, there's a couple that claim to be,
but I haven't done any DNA tests or anything.
- Merle Haggard

What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim.
- Susan Griffin

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim,
is one of the liberal arts.
It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.
- Edward Levi

In 1976 I wrote a lot about women trying to claim the right to work.
- Cathy Guisewite

In Afghanistan, this is the problem,
because everybody holds a piece of that mirror,
and they all look at it and claim that they hold the entire truth.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested,
and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all.
This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
- Stephen Jay Gould

What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance.
I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures.
But it is mine.
- Theodore Bikel

My claim is that we do not have a market economy,
but a capitalist economy.
- David Korten

Now obviously the propositions of the system have reference
to matters of empirical fact;
if they did not,
they could have no claim to be called scientific.
- Talcott Parsons

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I could not claim them because I was not supposed to be flying in combat.
- Adolf Galland

I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God,
and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide
anyone else's claim to have done the same.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

When men talk about defense, they always claim to be
protecting women and children,
but they never ask the women and children what they think.
- Pat Schroeder

The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity
and freedom is a ridiculous lie.
- L. Neil Smith

Woman's destiny is to be wanton, like the bitch,
the she-wolf; she must belong to all who claim her.
- Marquis de Sade


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