Some read the Bible day and night, but one reads black while the other reads white.
"It is not true that we have to give up the concern for the soul if we do not accept the tenets of religion." -Erich Fromm
"Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned, the last fish has been caught, will we realize that we cannot eat money."
This next one I got from a scifi book I'm working on:
"To oppose something is to manitain it... To oppose vulgarity is innevitably to be vulgar. You must go somewhere else; you must have another goal; then you walk a different road...
To be an athiest is to maintain God. His existence or nonexsistence, it amounts to much the same, on the plane of proof... To learn which questions are unanswerable, and not to answer them: this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness."
He was an honorable man. If you want another good Native American quotation...
"The traditional Cherokee philosophy is that even the smallest drop of Cherokee Blood makes one a Cherokee. There is no such thing as 'part-Cherokee.' Either you're Cherokee or you're not. It isn't the quantity of Cherokee blood in your veins that is important, but the quality of it . . . your pride in it. I have seen full-bloods who have virtually no idea of
the great legacy entrusted to their care. Yet, I have seen people with as little as 1/500th blood who inspire the spirits of their ancestors because they make being Cherokee a proud part of a their everyday life."
Jim Pell: Principal Chief of the North Alabama Cherokee Tribe
Nice. Thanks for that, makes me feel a little more at ease being only 1/4 Norse! Used to bother me, although the rest is German and its the same basic blood, but... anyway! Sorry, mania again! LOL! Thanks!
I think the principle applies to any race of your heritage, as Poet mentioned his own. Glad I could be of some service, Artemis [grin] Courtesy to my cousin who found the quotation; she and I are the only two in our family that I know of who embrace what little Native American heritage we have.
lol You'd think, but honestly, I've no idea what tribe. I just know (thanks in part to my dentist, who was educated enough to recognize the heritage suggested by my molars) that there's Native blood in my veins. But more importantly, there's Native spirit in my own.