Chief Seattle

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves. All things are bound together, all things connect."

"The whites, too, shall pass - perhaps sooner than other tribes. Continue to contaminate your own bed, and you might suffocate in your own waste."

"What is man without beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth."

"We are all a part of the earth,
And it is part of us.
The perfumed flowers are our sisters;
The deer, the horse, the great eagle,
These are our brothers.

All things are connected,
Like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected."

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