Chief Seattle

c. 1786 - 1866

A Quote by 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.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

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A Quote by Chief Seattle on oneness, unity, and chief seattle


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 (c. 1786 - 1866)

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A Quote by 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.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

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A Quote by Chief Seattle

Your God loves your people and hates mine; he folds his strong arms lovingly around the white man and leads him as a father leads his infant son, but he has forsaken his red children; he makes your people wax strong every day, and soon they will fill the land; while my people are ebbing away like a fast-receding tide, that will never flow again. The white man's God cannot love his red children or he would protect them. They seem to be orphans who can look nowhere for help.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

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A Quote by Chief Seattle

Your religion was written on tables of stone by the iron finger of an angry God, lest you might forget it. The red man could never remember nor comprehend it.

"Our religion is the traditions of our ancestors, the dreams of our old men, given them by the great Spirit, and the visions of our sachems, and is written in the hearts of our people.

"Your dead cease to love you and the homes of their nativity as soon as they pass the portals of the tomb. They wander far off beyond the stars, are soon forgotten, and never return. Our dead never forget the beautiful world that gave them being. They still love its winding rivers, its great mountains and its sequestered vales, and they ever yearn in tenderest affection over the lonely hearted living and often return to visit and comfort them.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

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A Quote by Chief Seattle on interconnectedness, interspirituality, and interbeing

What is man without the beasts?
If the beasts were gone, men would die
of a great loneliness of spirit.
For whatever happens to the beasts
happens to man.
All things are connected.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

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A Quote by Chief Seattle

If all the beasts were gone,
men would die
from a great loneliness of spirit,
for whatever happens to the beasts
also happens to the man.
All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth
befalls the sons of the Earth.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

Source: Chief Seattle

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A Quote by Chief Seattle

Teach your children what we have taught our children: that the earth is our true mother. Whatever happens to the earth, happens to the children of the earth. If people spit on the ground, they spit on themselves. We know: the earth does not belong to people, but people belong to the earth. We know: everything is joined together in some way, like the blood that runs through a family. Whatever happens to the earth, happens to the children of the earth. We did not weave the web of life; we are just a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

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A Quote by Chief Seattle on life

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Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. All things are bound together. All things connect.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

Source: Chief Seattle's Letter to All, 1854

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A Quote by Chief Seattle on earth

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The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

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