I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
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Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
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An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
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Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
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There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Adventure is worthwhile.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Live life with passion.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.