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c-rational

(2,722 posts)
Sat May 11, 2019, 11:51 AM May 2019

Wise words.

Reading of species extinction, climate change, plastic waste in the oceans I recall a Quote of the Day I read recently.

"Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand i it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
Chief Seattle (1786-1866)

How ignorant we are as a species.

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Wise words. (Original Post) c-rational May 2019 OP
Perfect malaise May 2019 #1
The insight native americans had into our world and our place in it is truly remarkable. KPN May 2019 #2
My favorite quote! ancianita May 2019 #3

ancianita

(37,155 posts)
3. My favorite quote!
Sat May 11, 2019, 02:13 PM
May 2019

Chief was tall and broad, standing nearly six feet tall; Hudson's Bay Company (one of the original corporate raiders of this continent) traders gave him the nickname Le Gros (The Big Guy). He was also known as an orator; and when he addressed an audience, his voice is said to have carried from his camp to the Stevens Hotel in town.

I taught Indian Lit in sophomore classes around 20 years ago, and used lots of quotes from our indigenous leaders.

I recommend a book by Hyemeyohsts Storm called Seven Arrows, a collection of great speeches, stories, cultural symbolism and poetry.

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