I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Every part of this country is sacred to Native Americans - the land, the sky, the water, the eagle and the salmon. These are our times and our responsibilities. In all of our actions, we must look to the needs of the Earth and those who will inherit it - the Seventh Generation.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community.... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark alleys to traverse.
The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.
...our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
This we know: the Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. 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.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.