I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one.— Crazy Horse
Sublime Great American quotations
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.
This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
It irritates me to be told how things have always been done.
I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.
We do not want churches because they will teach us to quarrel about God.
We do not want to learn that. We may quarrel with men sometimes about things on this earth, but we never quarrel about the Great Spirit. We do not want to learn that.
The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.
Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy sideThy every action let the goddess guide.
Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
The percentage of mentally disturbed people in the United States is very high.
From the time the American gets up in the morning, he feels as if someone is trying to influence his will in some way: he is a person with a thousand pressures. The Americans live under a great strain ... and have great feelings of frustration.
At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit.
And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.
It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
Where no one intrudes, many can live in harmony.
How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right.
I think what the American people are saying is enough is enough.
This country, this great country, belongs to all of us. It cannot continue to be controlled by a handful of billionaires who apparently want it all.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
From where many of us in the U.K. sit, American politics is hopelessly polarized. All kinds of issues get bundled up into two great heaps. The rest of the world, today and across the centuries, simply doesn't see things in this horribly oversimplified way.
We were told that they wished merely to pass through our country.
. . to seek for gold in the far west . . . Yet before the ashes of the council are cold, the Great Father is building his forts among us. . . . His presence here is . . . an insult to the spirits of our ancestors. Are we then to give up their sacred graves to be allowed for corn?
We were taught to believe that the Great Spirit sees and hears everything, and that he never forgets; that hereafter he will give every man a spirit-home according to his deserts: if he has been a good man, he will have a good home; if he has been a bad man, he will have a bad home. This I believe, and all my people believe the same.
The path to glory is rough, and many gloomy hours obscure it.
May the Great Spirit shed light on your path, so that you may never experience the humility that the power of the American government has reduced me to. This is the wish of a man who, in his native forests, was once as proud and bold as yourself.
Greatness is a lot of small things done well.
Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day.
A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles.
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
We need to give everybody a chance, treat everybody with respect, and let them share in this great American dream that we have.
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.
Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.
The voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers.
I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti
My reason teaches me that land cannot be sold.
The Great Spirit gave it to his children to live upon. So long as they occupy and cultivate it, they have a right to the soil. Nothing can be sold but such things as can be carried away
Now, of course, the great thing about the solar system as a frontier is that there are no Indians, so you can have all the glory of the myth of the American westward expansion without any of the guilt.