Favorite Quotes

These are quotes I have come across and have struck a chord with me in some way.
They are not sorted in any particular order.

Everything in life comes to you as a teacher.  Pay attention.  Listen quickly.
~ Cherokee Wisdom

The true human can tune to the voice of the river and give it expression.  The true human can tune to the voice of the wind and speak the words the wind cannot speak without human tongue.  The true human can blend with the essences of the forest, the spirits of the rain, the spirits of every creeping, crawling, living thing and can represent them fairly and evoke from them the best they can be.
~Ken Carey, Return of the Bird Tribes

If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.  If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know you will fear.  What one fears, one destroys.
~ Chief Dan George

“The best chief is not the one who persuades people to his point of view. It is instead the one in whose presence most people find it easiest to arrive at the truth”.
~Mohawk saying
“It’s not your job to decide if it’s realistic. It’s only your job to decide if it’s what you want. The Universe will catch up.”
~ Amanda Francis

“Miracles do not contradict Nature’s laws – they only contradict our understanding of Nature’s laws.”
~  Grigori Grabovoi

Most people discard their childhood like an old hat.  They forget it like a phone number that is no longer valid. Earlier they were children, then they became adults, but what are they now? Only the one who grows up and remains a child is a human being.
~ Erich Kaestner

“Everything is sacred – and everything and everyone is a part of everything and everyone.  Every inch of ground, every bite of food, every breath of air is all sacred.  There is no such thing as un-hallowed ground.”
~ Sheri Chin

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
~ Maya Angelou

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life”
~ Donald Miller

If you listen close at night, you will hear the creatures of the dark, all of them sacred – the owls, the crickets, the frogs, the night birds – and you will hear beautiful songs, songs you have never heard before. Listen with your heart. Never stop listening.”
~ Henry Quick Bear, LAKOTA

“We are never given a hope, wish or dream without also being given opportunities to make
them reality.”
~ Ted Andrews