The best Quotations


How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? the idea is strange to us. if we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? every part of the earth is sacred to my people.
- Chief Seattle

Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.
- Chief Seattle

The white man's dead forget the country of their birth when they go to walk among the stars. our dead never forget this beautiful earth, for it is the mother of the red man.
- Chief Seattle

There is no quiet place in the white man's cities. no place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle of an insect's wings. but perhaps it is because i am a savage and do not understand. the clatter only seems to insult the ears.
- Chief Seattle

We know that the white man does not understand our ways. one portion of land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. the earth is not his brother, but his enemy, and when he has conquered it, he moves on.
- Chief Seattle

What is man without the beasts? if all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. for whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. all things are connected.
- Chief Seattle

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the son of the earth. man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand of it. whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle


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Quotation I have made this letter a rather long one, only because I didn't have the leisure to make it shorter. - writer
Quotation A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer - that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two. - writer