Cherokee Quotes

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P.C. Cast
“Give me strength, not to be better than my enemies, but to defeat my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Give me strength for a straight back and clear eyes, so when life fades, as the setting sun, my spirit may come to you without shame.”
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”
Cherokee Proverb

“A Cherokee elder was teaching his young grandson about life.
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil- he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt and ego.
The other is good- he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."
The boy thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
"Which wolf will win?"
The elder simply replied,
"The one you feed.”
Tsalagi Tale

Buddy Hannah
“Before you judge a person you have to walk in their moccasins and live in their lodge for a month.”
Buddy Hannah

“The Cherokee used to fear that taking a photo would make them lose their souls. Over exposure and desensitization is pretty close to losing one's soul. So they were right to quite an extent.”
Sabine Shah

“the medicine wheel is inside of you it not in a pile of stones the medicine wheel is inside the heart and body”
Medicine Turtle, The quiet revolution of the 7th generation: die stille revolution der 7. generation

Virginia C. Ferguson
“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between the lightening bug and the lightening
~Mark Twain”
Virginia C. Ferguson, Tula's Path: A Cherokee Trail of Tears Story

“Cherokee Saying - Love only has one eye - not two.”
Vera Lucia Lima, When the Angels Say Amen: A Spiritual Journey through Cherokee Oppression, Betrayal, Survival and Love

Robert J. Conley
“Your father doesn't like me," Charley said to Wesley later when Wesley had gotten them away from the crowd.
"Father doesn't seem to like anyone," Wesley said. "Don't let it worry you."
"But you brought me to his house. I don't like to be in the home of someone who doesn't like me."
"But my brother Skylar claims it is his home, and I believe that Skylar does like you," Wesley said. "He's Indian like you."
"Yes. We are both Cherokees. What is Skylar's clan?"
"I believe I've heard him say that it's Wolf."
"Then we are related. I'm Wolf clan."
"That's amazing, Charley. So you and my brother are related. Does that make us related too?"
"I don't think so, Wesley, because the relationship is through our mothers."
"Well, that's too bad. I would like to be your brother.”
Robert J. Conley

“Déjà ton âme se fane,
Elle devient bleue.”
Anonyme

Patricia Ann Ledford
“N’ another thing,” Mitch said reaching into his pocket. “I made ya this,” he continued, opening his hand to reveal a ring. “Yer gonna be causin’ lots of talk ’round here ‘bout where ya came from n’ why yer boy ain’t got no papa here ‘bouts. I sanded the high spots so it’ll shine when ya hold it to th’ light. Ye can determine if ye wants to wear it.” she smiled as she slipped it onto the finger of her left hand. “I will wear it until I see no need.”
Patricia Ann Ledford, Strings: The Story of Hope