Bits of Wisdom
"Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian Theory of existence."
"The traditions of our people are handed down from father to son. The chief is considered to be the more learned. And the leader of the tribe. The doctor, however, is thought to have more inspiration. He is supposed to be in communion with the spirits ... He cures the sick by the laying on of hands, and prayers and incantations and heavenly songs."
"I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself."
Loneman Teton Sioux
"You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person."
"We could learn a lot from crayons ... some are sharp, some are pretty, and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box."
"The second mouse gets the cheese."
"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them."
"Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue."
"If you lend someone twenty dollars and never see that person again, it was probably worth it."
"It may be that your soul purpose in life is simply to be kind to others."