18 Total Quotes

Chief Seattle Quotes

Every door opened others. The records show some interesting encounters with a very complicated community on the ship with a complicated community ashore
Chief Seattle
#Community

Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
Chief Seattle
#Life #Quote of the Day #Canadian Businessman

Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.
Chief Seattle
#Memory

We know that the white man does not understand our ways. One portion of land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. The earth is not his brother, but his enemy, and when he has conquered it, he moves on.
Chief Seattle
#America #Land

How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the earth is sacred to my people.
Chief Seattle
#Property

There is no quiet place in the white man's cities. No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle of an insect's wings. But perhaps it is because I am a savage and do not understand. The clatter only seems to insult the ears.
Chief Seattle
#Life #Cities And City Life

The white man's dead forget the country of their birth when they go to walk among the stars. Our dead never forget this beautiful earth, for it is the mother of the red man.
Chief Seattle
#Death #Birth

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.
Chief Seattle
#Humankind #Canadian Businessman

What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.
Chief Seattle
#Animals

Earth does not belong to us; we belong to earth.
Chief Seattle
#Life

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the son of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
Chief Seattle
#Spirit And Spirituality

All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
Chief Seattle
#Canadian Businessman