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Wilma Mankiller Quotes and Sayings

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In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

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We must trust our own thinking.
Trust where we're going.
And get the job done.
- Wilma Mankiller

Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never
have thought that they might grow up and become chief.
- Wilma Mankiller

America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking.
- Wilma Mankiller

 

The secret of our success is that we never,
never give up.
- Wilma Mankiller

I've run into more discrimination as a woman than as an Indian.
- Wilma Mankiller

Everybody is sitting around saying, 'Well,
jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.'
That somebody is us.
We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along.
- Wilma Mankiller

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I want to be remembered as the person who helped us
restore faith in ourselves.
- Wilma Mankiller

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess
an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
- Wilma Mankiller

Growth is a painful process.
- Wilma Mankiller

A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths
and have said they'd like to be chief.
There's been a change in the limits people see.
- Wilma Mankiller

I don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the future
of their people or of an organization without talking about education.
Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.
- Wilma Mankiller

There are a whole lot of historical factors that have
played a part in our being where we are today,
and I think that to even to begin to understand our
contemporary issues and contemporary problems,
you have to understand a little bit about that history.
- Wilma Mankiller

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

Many of the Iroquois and Huron houses were of similar construction,
the partitions being at the sides only,
leaving a wide passage down the middle of the house.
- Francis Parkman

Winston Churchill was not entirely British.
His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
- Rachel Blanchard

The fortified towns of the Hurons were all on the side
exposed to Iroquois incursions.
- Francis Parkman

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Return love for hate.
- Anonymous

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

To discover joy is to return to
a state of oneness with the universe.
- Peggy Jenkins

I recognize the delivery of grace to my day,
even if I cannot identify a specific return address.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

Give a man one rabbit, and he will eat for a day;
give a man two rabbits, and he will
feed his family and his neighbors
and return you 64,768 rabbits in change.
- Anonymous

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

We must return to nature and nature's god.
- Luther Burbank

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For once you have tasted flight
you will walk the earth
with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been
and there you will long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts;
for if you let it pass,
the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
- William Wirt

People who are funny and smart and return phone calls
get much better press than people who are just funny and smart.
- Howard Simons

I was informed...
that some...
were dreaming and wished to return.
- Zebulon Pike

The original Return of the Living Dead,
I was attached to direct it, and I wrote the story.
Production was delayed.
In the meantime I went to London to do Lifeforce.
- Tobe Hooper

Once the return tide starts, it will be impossible to stem it,
and it will prove our undoing.
- Moshe Sharett

The first and by far the most likely pattern is a return to agrarian existence.
- Harrison Brown

On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats,
which I accept and bless them in return,
a transaction satisfying to all concerned.
- Lionel Blue

You will die but the carbon will not;
its career does not end with you.
It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time,
sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
- Jacob Bronowski

My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given
me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled
thinking of our modern day.
It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.
- Hamlin Garland

For life is but a dream whose shapes return,
some frequently, some seldom, some by night and some by day.
- James Thomson

I am planning to return and contest the October elections in Pakistan.
- Benazir Bhutto

We are Americans when we go to war, and when we return,
we are Mexicans.
- Dennis Chavez

On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise.
For now I am content to explore my own home and our
nearest neighbour France.
- John Dyer

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return,
they were always yours.
And if they don't, they never were.
- Khalil Gibran

So people will come along and do new things and sometimes
return to the spirit of an earlier age.
- Norman McLaren

Christians were instructed to serve others,
and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the
fact that God offered a way for man to return to a
positive relationship with Him.
- John Clayton

On my return to Pittsburgh, I resolved to go back to
the fundamental problems of electronic structure that
I had contemplated abstractly many years earlier.
- John Pople

Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled,
nor the hour which has passed return again.
- Ovid

A book is a version of the world.
If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
- Salman Rushdie

An involuntary return to the point of departure is,
without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.
- Iain Sinclair

I always intended to return to the private sector.
- Don Nickles

My life would be in danger if I return to Mexico.
- Gloria Trevi

The Hardy Boys burned me out.
I was recharging my batteries.
It was time to return to work, but it was tough because my visibility was low.
- Parker Stevenson

The generous way of putting it is that we were not ready for this.
The less generous way is to say: How was it possible
to return to the politics of appeasement of the 1930s?
- Paddy Ashdown

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown.
Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine,
to them, alas!
we return.
- E. M. Forster

I said to Scott that the ascent seemed to be going
slowly and that I was concerned descending climbers
could possibly run out of oxygen before their return to camp IV.
- Anatoli Boukreev

At a car dealership, the person who sells the car is the hero,
and also gets the commission.
But if the mechanics don't service that car well,
the customer won't return.
- Roger Staubach

I long for the days when athletes were revered.
I want to see the romance return to sports,
to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players.
- Mike Piazza

Many have left their families to defend our freedom.
We salute their bravery; we express our appreciation
and support to their families.
And we pray for their safe return.
- Bob Taft

No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education.
An educated workforce is the foundation of every community
and the future of every economy.
- Brad Henry


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