I was not a classic mother. But my kids were never palmed off to boarding school. So, I didn't bake cookies. You can buy cookies, but you can't buy love.
A people without faith in themselves cannot survive.
American Indian Proverb, Hopi
Work hard, keep the ceremonies, live peaceably, and unite your hearts.
In age, talk; in childhood, tears.
A brave man dies but once, a coward many times.
American Indian Proverb, Iowa
The greatest strength is gentleness.
American Indian Proverb, Iroquoi
Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant.
American Indian Proverb, Kiowa
Many have fallen with the bottle in their hand.
American Indian Proverb, Lakota
Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance.
When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.
Do not speak of evil for it creates curiosityin the hearts of the young.
Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom is of the future.
American Indian Proverb, Lumbee
Pray to understand what man has forgotten.
Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.
American Indian Proverb, Maricop
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
American Indian Proverb, Minquas
A good chief gives, he does not take.
American Indian Proverb, Mohawk
A rocky vineyard does not need a prayer, but a pick axe.
American Indian Proverb, Navajo
You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
There is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnakes tail.
I have been to the end of the earth,I have been to the end of the waters,I have been to the end of the sky,I have been to the end of the mountains,I have found none that are not my friends.
Thoughts are like arrows: once released, they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim.
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Those who talk on the razor-edge of double-meanings pluck the rarest blooms from the precipice on either side.
Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.
The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.
What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?
There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.
That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!
A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent.
Then I though of reading -- the nice and subtle happiness of reading ... this joy not dulled by age, this polite and unpunishable vice, this selfish, serene, lifelong intoxication.
Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.
Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.
Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Fine writers should split hairs together, and sit side by side, like friendly apes, to pick the fleas from each others fur.
I am convinced digestion is the great secret of life.
Oh, don't tell me of facts -- I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures.
It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
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