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We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else.
The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the innermost shrine of the
other, that the god hidden in me, will consent to appear.
every so often, I like to go to the window, look up, and smile for a satellite picture.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
The man on the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Once I was in Victoria, and I saw a very large house. They told me it was a bank and that the white men place their money there to be taken care of, and that by and by they got it back with interest. We are Indians and we have no such bank; but when we have plenty of money or blankets, we give
them away to other chiefs and people, and by and by they return them with interest, and our hearts feel good. Our way of giving is our bank.
What if you could be anything, or anybody, you chose to be? Think about it. What would you choose to be?
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a
garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question."
Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life...
I think I'll work all my life. When you're having fun, why stop having fun?
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!
When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a moment longer, never give up then--for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives.
When you cease to dream you cease to live.
We need a variety of input and influence and voices. You cannot get all the answers to life and business from one person or from one source.
Brother, you say there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit. If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it? Why not all agreed, as you can all read the Book?
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us will put out more and better ideas if our efforts are appreciated.
Your company's most valuable asset is how it is known to its customers.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
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.
When you respond to life, that's positive; when you react to life, that's negative.
A lot of growing up takes place between "It fell" and "I dropped it.
Change brings opportunity.
Restlessness is discontent, and discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that counts. — Jim Rohn
Walt Disney and Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller had 50 year plans - do you?
Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I'll understand.
Life is a series of sales situations, and the answer is no if you don't ask.
You can't fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning somersaults. The same with man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities.
Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money, only for wanting to keep your own money.
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian, he can live in peace.....Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all
people should have equal rights upon it.......Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade....where I choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself, and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
When the earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.
One difference between man and beast is that in the jungle there is no group called Predators for the ethical Treatment of Prey.
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.
You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Spaceship earth: The problem for the passengers is that there is no manual to identify all the parts, and no instructions on how to operate the spaceship.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words: wait and hope.
I am dying with the help of too many physicians.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
The memories of tomorrow depend on your attitude today.
Set up the listening. Prepare who you are talking to for what you want them to hear. Get people to listen as a possibility rather than a problem.
All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter
how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.
Life is not a stress rehearsal.
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
everything I understand, I understand only because I love.
You do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.
We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.
It's practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.
Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.
Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, whatever misfortune you may have suffered, the music of your life has not gone. It's inside you – if you listen to it, you can play it.
The phrase "working mother" is redundant.
If today I had a young mind to direct, to start on the journey of life, and I was faced with the duty of choosing between the natural way of my forefathers and that of the... present way of civilization, I would, for its welfare, unhesitatingly set that child's feet in the path of my forefathers.
I would raise him to be an Indian!
Have faith and the way will open.
I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy . . . you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
Complex problems have simple, easy to understand, wrong answers.
When two people love each other,
The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams.
I think and think for months and years.
I love the land of winding waters more then all the rest of the world. A man who would not love his father's grave is worse then a wild animal.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I can go everywhere with a good feeling.
Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
You lose with potential. You win with performance.
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.
Women are adaptable to what the man presents to her. If he presents affection she presents affection. If he presents anger then that is what she gives back. And if he present stupidity, then she adapts to the fact that she has to do the thinking for the both of them.
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened.
I think over again my small adventures
Good artists borrow; great artists steal.
All truth goes through three steps: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident.
When we put things off until some future — probably mythical — Laterland, we drag the past into the future. The burden of yesterday's incompletions is a heavy load to carry. Don't carry it.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business because we'd be cynical. We'll that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Sometimes God's greatest gifts are prayers unanswered.
Having more money does not ensure happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The difficult is done at once, the impossible takes a little longer. — Slogan of the US Armed Forces
Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it's enough.
Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
Basic research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Cyberspace has no seasons and no night and day. Internet Time is absolute time for everybody. Internet Time is not geopolitical. It is global. In the future, for many people, real time will be Internet Time.
Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.
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