Native American Indian Inspirational Quotes

Native American Indian Inspirational Quotes by Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, Crowfoot, Luther Standing Bear, Black Elk, Tecumseh and many others.

Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man control

Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.
Sitting Bull
Let me be a free man – free to travel, free to stop, free to work.
Chief Joseph
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset.
Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’.
Luther Standing Bear
At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
Black Elk
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours.
Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
Black Elk
If we must die, we die defending our rights.
Sitting Bull
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
Chief Joseph
The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
Black Elk
We do not want riches, we want peace and love.
Red Cloud
Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.
Sitting Bull
All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
Chief Seattle
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Sitting Bull
Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
Terri Farley