Some Words of Wisdom, which have influence about our thinking and our ways once we really take the time to immerse and think about them.
American Indians Words of Wisdom
Only when the last tree has been felled
and the last river been poisoned
and the last fish been caught
will you realize we cannot eat money
Cree Indian Proverb
»Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men,
we didn’t have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents.
Without a prison, there can be no delinquents.«
»We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves.
When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket,
he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift.«
»We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property.
We didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth.«
We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians,
therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another.
»We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don’t know
how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things
that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.«
John (Fire) Lame Deer
Sioux Lakota – 1903-1976
White Man’s words of wisdom
»Two things are truly endless, namely the Universe and human Stupidity!
-On second thought, I am not so sure about the Universe any more!«
»The stone age didn’t end because they ran out of stones.«
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