Native American Earth Quotes by Tecumseh, Chief Dan George, Luther Standing Bear, Black Elk, Crazy Horse, Wovoka and many others.
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.
The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
I saw more than I can tell / And I understood more than I saw.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
You ask me to plow the ground. Shall I take a knife and tear my mother’s bosom? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest.
We live, we die, and like the grass and trees, renew ourselves from the soft earth of the grave. Stones crumble and decay, faiths grow old and they are forgotten, but new beliefs are born. The faith of the villages is dust now… but it will grow again… like the trees.
We were like deer. They were like grizzly bear.
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace.
Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease and herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
I do not see a delegation for the four-footed. I see no seat for the eagles. We forget and we consider ourselves superior, but we are after all a mere part of the Creation. And we must continue to understand where we are. And we stand between the mountain and the ant, somewhere and there only, as part of the Creation.