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Wilma Mankiller Quotes and Sayings
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In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

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We must trust our own thinking.
Trust where we're going.
And get the job done.
- Wilma Mankiller

Growth is a painful process.
- Wilma Mankiller

Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never
have thought that they might grow up and become chief.
- Wilma Mankiller

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I've run into more discrimination as a woman than as an Indian.
- Wilma Mankiller

America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking.
- Wilma Mankiller

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess
an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
- Wilma Mankiller


 

Everybody is sitting around saying, 'Well,
jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.'
That somebody is us.
We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along.
- Wilma Mankiller

A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths
and have said they'd like to be chief.
There's been a change in the limits people see.
- Wilma Mankiller

I want to be remembered as the person who helped us
restore faith in ourselves.
- Wilma Mankiller

The secret of our success is that we never,
never give up.
- Wilma Mankiller

There are a whole lot of historical factors that have
played a part in our being where we are today,
and I think that to even to begin to understand our
contemporary issues and contemporary problems,
you have to understand a little bit about that history.
- Wilma Mankiller

I don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the future
of their people or of an organization without talking about education.
Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.
- Wilma Mankiller

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

Many of the Iroquois and Huron houses were of similar construction,
the partitions being at the sides only,
leaving a wide passage down the middle of the house.
- Francis Parkman

Winston Churchill was not entirely British.
His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
- Rachel Blanchard

The fortified towns of the Hurons were all on the side
exposed to Iroquois incursions.
- Francis Parkman

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To discover joy is to return to
a state of oneness with the universe.
- Peggy Jenkins

Return love for hate.
- Anonymous

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I recognize the delivery of grace to my day,
even if I cannot identify a specific return address.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must return to nature and nature's god.
- Luther Burbank

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

For once you have tasted flight
you will walk the earth
with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been
and there you will long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

You will die but the carbon will not;
its career does not end with you.
It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time,
sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
- Jacob Bronowski

Love consists in giving without getting in return;
in giving what is not owed,
what is not due the other.
That's why true love is never based,
as associations for utility or pleasure are,
on a fair exchange.
- Mortimer Adler

My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given
me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled
thinking of our modern day.
It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.
- Hamlin Garland

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's,
smile at someone and receive a smile in return,
are to me continual spiritual exercises.
- Leo Buscaglia

A book is a version of the world.
If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
- Salman Rushdie

Many cultures have independently developed a belief
system in reincarnation that includes return of the
unit of consciousness to another physical lifetime on Earth.
- Stanislav Grof

Saturn Return is just the return of your planets to their original position.
- Billy Corgan

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought
of receiving anything in return.
- Peace Pilgrim

Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance.
- Audrey Meadows

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness
is under a love which it cannot return.
- George Eliot

Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death.
Should I never return, all is in order.
- Katherine Mansfield

It's true that General Musharraf opposes my return,
seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country.
He is comfortable with dictatorship.
I hope better sense prevails.
- Benazir Bhutto

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts;
for if you let it pass,
the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
- William Wirt

Managers have very tough jobs.
I always respected their job but demanded respect in return.
- Jim Evans

On my return to Pittsburgh, I resolved to go back to
the fundamental problems of electronic structure that
I had contemplated abstractly many years earlier.
- John Pople

Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled,
nor the hour which has passed return again.
- Ovid

We did six records, then six movies.
Now we need to do six of something else,
so we get 666 - and then our master Satan can return!
- Cheech Marin

We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis
and Clark what they needed,
and they gave us guns and tobacco in return.
- Chief Joseph

At a car dealership, the person who sells the car is the hero,
and also gets the commission.
But if the mechanics don't service that car well,
the customer won't return.
- Roger Staubach

For a generation, terrorists learned they could make
war on free nations without fear of war in return.
On September 12, the terrorists got war in return.
- Ken Mehlman

When this sad war is over we will all return to our homes,
and feel that we can ask no higher honor than the proud
consciousness that we belonged to the Army of the Potomac.
- George B. McClellan

It has been well over half a century and I'm glad to
say we have taken the right path from authoritarianism
to democracy and this is a road of no return.
- Chen Shui-bian

The original Return of the Living Dead,
I was attached to direct it, and I wrote the story.
Production was delayed.
In the meantime I went to London to do Lifeforce.
- Tobe Hooper

He who flies can also return; but it is not so with him who dies.
- Paul Scarron

In 1937, I began, like Lazarus, the impossible return.
- Whittaker Chambers

The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
- Francesco Guicciardini

We must return optimism to our parenting.
To focus on the joys, not the hassles;
the love,
not the disappointments; the common sense,
not the complexities.
- Fred G. Gosman

Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space,
but when you return, it's the same old place.
- Barry McGuire

Job was astonished at seeing Almighty God so intent
on doing good to us that He seems to have nothing more
at heart than to love us and to induce us to love Him in return.
- Alphonsus Liguori

Many have left their families to defend our freedom.
We salute their bravery; we express our appreciation
and support to their families.
And we pray for their safe return.
- Bob Taft

If we invest in the American people,
the American people always bring this Nation a good return.
- Blanche Lincoln


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