NATIVE AMERICAN ART and PROVERBS Vol. 1
Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
Ancient Indian Proverb
You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers.
So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin.
Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother Whatever
befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they
spit upon themselves. Unknown
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, 1854 ~
I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are,
But rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.
Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe