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12 Wise Quotes by Chief Dan George

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Wikipedia Summary for Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George (July 24, 1899 – September 23, 1981) was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band whose Indian reserve is located on Burrard Inlet in the southeast area of the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

He also was an actor, musician, poet and an author. The Chief's best-known written work is "My Heart Soars".

As an actor, he is best remembered for portraying Old Lodge Skins opposite Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man (1970), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; also for his role in The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), as Lone Watie, opposite Clint Eastwood.

Quote: May the stars carry your sadness away, 
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong. by author Chief Dan George overlaid on photo of photo of author Chief Dan George with quote

May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.


Quote: 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. by author Chief Dan George overlaid on photo of photo of author Chief Dan George with quote

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.


Quote: My mother had a kindness 
that embraced all life.
She knew her place well 
and was comfortable in giving everything she had.

This is the tradition of native women. by author Chief Dan George overlaid on photo of photo of author Chief Dan George with quote

My mother had a kindness
that embraced all life.
She knew her place well
and was comfortable in giving everything she had.

This is the tradition of native women.




Quote: The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me. by author Chief Dan George overlaid on photo of photo of author Chief Dan George with quote

The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.


Quote: Can we talk of integration until there is integration of hearts and minds? Unless you have this, you only have a physical presence, and the walls between us are as high as the mountain range. by author Chief Dan George overlaid on photo of photo of author Chief Dan George with quote

Can we talk of integration until there is integration of hearts and minds? Unless you have this, you only have a physical presence, and the walls between us are as high as the mountain range.


Quote: My friends, how desperately we need to be loved and to love. With it we are creative. With it we march tirelessly. With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others. by author Chief Dan George overlaid on photo of photo of author Chief Dan George with quote

My friends, how desperately we need to be loved and to love. With it we are creative. With it we march tirelessly. With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others.


Quote: There is a longing among all people and creatures to have a sense of purpose and worth. To satisfy that common longing in all of us we must respect each other. by author Chief Dan George overlaid on photo of photo of author Chief Dan George with quote

There is a longing among all people and creatures to have a sense of purpose and worth. To satisfy that common longing in all of us we must respect each other.


Quote: Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens. Without it our courage fails. Without love we can no longer look out confidently at the world. by author Chief Dan George overlaid on photo of Chief Dan George quote: Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens. Without it our courage fails. Without love we can no longer look out confidently at the world.- black text on quotes background

Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens. Without it our courage fails. Without love we can no longer look out confidently at the world.




Quote: Where no one intrudes, many can live in harmony. by author Chief Dan George overlaid on photo of photo of author Chief Dan George with quote

Where no one intrudes, many can live in harmony.


Quote: If the very old will remember, the very young will listen. by author Chief Dan George overlaid on photo of photo of author Chief Dan George with quote

If the very old will remember, the very young will listen.


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