1. 10

    We must go beyond the arrogance of human rights. We must go beyond the ignorance of civil rights. We must step into the reality of natural rights because all of the natural world has a right to existence and we are only a small part of it. There can be no trade-off.

    128
  2. 9

    We're all human beings and we all have feelings. And we all live in this industrial meat grinder where we don't really understand love anymore.

    132
  3. 8

    Believing isn't thinking, but we've been programmed to believe that believing is thinking. To use our intelligence to think means we're keeping the energy active, we're thinking, we're really using the power of our intelligence in a thinking way. But when we've been programmed to believe, we're no longer thinking, because energy flows.

    160
  4. 7

    I think it's the responsibility of every human being, not just those who wear the identity of poet, activist, voter, religious person... it's the responsibility of every person. Our responsibility is to use our intelligence as clearly and coherently as we possibly can.

    180
  5. 6

    Our bones, flesh and blood are made up of the metals, liquids and minerals of the earth and everything on this planet is made up of the same things. As humans we have being, so everything on the earth does too in our culture, because we are made of the same thing.

    193
  6. 5

    When I go around in America and I see the bulk of the white people, they do not feel oppressed; they feel powerless... and we understand the psychological genocide that they have already inflicted upon their own people.

    200
  7. 4

    I'm just a human being trying to make it in a world that is very rapidly losing it's understanding of being human.

    500
  8. 3

    Historically speaking, we went from being Indians to pagans to savages to hostiles to militants to activists to Native Americans. Its five hundred years later and they still cant see us. We are still invisible.

    512
  9. 2

    Every human being is a raindrop. And when enough of the raindrops become clear and coherent they then become the power of the storm.

    520
  10. 1

    We’re not Indians and we’re not Native Americans. We’re older than both concepts. We’re the people, we’re the human beings.

    558
  11. Last Update: 11 April 2021

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