Chief Dan George – Native American Sayings

May the stars carry your sadness away, 
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong. 
Chief Dan George

The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky,
The rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning,
the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.
The strength of the fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun,
and the life that never goes away, they speak to me
And my heart soars.
– Chief Dan George

When the white man came, we had the land and they had the bibles. Now they have the land and we have the bibles.
– Chief Dan George 

Where no one intrudes, many can live in harmony.
– Chief Dan George

The time will soon be here when my grandchild will long for the cry of a loon, the flash of a salmon, the whisper of spruce needles, or the screech of an eagle.  But he will not make friends with any of these creatures and when his heart aches with longing he will curse me.  Have I done all to keep the air fresh?  Have I cared enough about the water?  Have I left the eagle to soar in freedom?  Have I done everything I could to earn my grandchild’s fondness?
– Chief Dan George


You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
– Clive Staples Lewis ( C. S. Lewis )

The soul that can speak through the eyes, can also kiss with a gaze
– Gustav Adolfo Becquer
True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
– Albert Einstein
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
–  Saint Augustine
You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.
– Julie de Lespinasse

Goals and Reaching for the Sun

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.”
– Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road, 1942

 “To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill.”
– Sun Tzu

 “Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.”
– Joel Hawes


Show me a good  loser and i will show you a loser.

– Vince Lombardi

A winner makes commitment. A loser makes promises.
– Unknown

You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be.
– Unknown
It is always advisable to be a loser if you cannot become a winner
– Frank Zappa
O God, help me to win, but in thy wisdom if thou willest me not to win, then O God, make me a good loser.
– Sir Robert Baden-Powell quotes (British Army Officer, founder of the Boy Scouts, 1857-1941)
Show me a good loser and I’ll show you an idiot.
– Leo Durocher
If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
– William Lyon Phelps

A loser doesn’t know what he’ll do if he loses, but talks about what he’ll do if he wins, and a winner doesn’t talk about what he’ll do if he wins, but knows what he’ll do if he loses.
– Unknown
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