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All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Related topics: Spiritual Best-Quotes Unity

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

Profit is a by-product of work;
happiness is its chief product.
- Henry Ford


 

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
- Chief Seattle

Man does not weave this web of life.
He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no death, only a change of worlds.
- Chief Seattle

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth,
I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
- Khalil Gibran

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

The home is the chief school of human virtues.
- William Ellery Channing

Concern for man and his fate must always form
the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
- Albert Einstein

Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.
- Hugh Blair

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house,
I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming,
the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
- Gaston Bachelard

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

My father...
had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
- Chief Joseph

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on,
is action.
It is by action that an organism develops its faculties,
increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
- Colin Powell

Although...
the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen
by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures,
yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only,
but of the whole people of the United States.
- James K. Polk

President Obama has embraced a partisan,
polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan
Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff.
- Rory Cooper

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form,
energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art,
biological reproduction into social creativity.
- Lewis Mumford

The truth of things is the chief nutriment
of superior intellects.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without
being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy,
in our age, can do for those who study it.
- Bertrand Russell

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately
in the palpably not true.
It is the chief occupation of mankind.
- H. L. Mencken

One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
- Wallace Stevens

Having this interest here in the Redskins is the chief hobby of my life.
- Jack K. Cooke

All men who have turned out worth anything have had
the chief hand in their own education.
- Walter Scott

We need a little more 'Hail to the Chief.'
- Robert Teeter

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life,
no matter what may be one's aim.
- John D. Rockefeller

A few regular troops from old France,
weakened by hunger and sickness, who,
when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers,
are their general's chief dependence.
- James Wolfe

If so many Americans are looking for the government to save them,
then it is hard to have a dignified search for a shepherd in chief.
- James Bovard

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that
the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him;
and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.
- Henry L. Stimson

There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers,
that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us.
Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?
- Barbara Ehrenreich

The forgotten man...
He works, he votes, generally he prays,
but his chief business in life is to pay.
- William Graham Sumner

Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement,
a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history.
- Howard Mumford Jones

But the federal government, our collective government,
has responsibilities that none of these other levels
of government can fulfill;
and chief among these is national defense.
- Don Nickles

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve
success or financial independence after the chief reason
for which we sought it has passed away.
- Ellen Glasgow

In action a great heart is the chief qualification.
In work, a great head.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The chief cause of problems is solutions.
- Eric Sevareid

Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies,
have no more feeling for the average stockholder than
they do for baboons in Africa.
- T. Boone Pickens

A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women,
who are the chief victims of patriarchy,
and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
- Kate Millett

The chief benefit, which results from philosophy,
arises in an indirect manner, and proceeds more from its secret,
insensible influence, than from its immediate application.
- David Hume

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Our chief justices have probably had more profound
and lasting influence on their times and on the direction
of the nation than most presidents.
- Richard M. Nixon

It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world,
as pastors teach, but idealism.
Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.
- H. L. Mencken

Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking
about things than to doing them.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief.
They are all brothers.
- Chief Joseph

It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not
to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

My Irish passport makes me look like a chief of staff for the Provisional IRA.
- Jack Higgins

The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible
conscience and an inflexible politeness.
- Marguerite Gardiner

Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic
terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
- Alfred Marshall

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from
the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
- J. Paul Getty

The results of ethnic psychology constitute,
at the same time, our chief source of information regarding
the general psychology of the complex mental processes.
- Wilhelm Wundt

At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which
were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards.
- Zebulon Pike

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
- Don Marquis

A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges
itself by its best intentions,
and judges its opponents - America chief among them -
by their worst deeds.
- David Horowitz

That so few now dare to be eccentric,
marks the chief danger of the time.
- John Stuart Mill

The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader -
the CEO.
- Michael Porter

I thought they know that I was the Commander in Chief,
not that I know that I am the Commander in Chief,
and they should behave; know how to behave to the Commander in Chief.
- Kamisese Mara

With the greater part of rich people,
the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.
- Adam Smith

The chief reason for going to school is to get the
impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.
- Robert Frost

A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is
the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

The press is our chief ideological weapon.
- Nikita Khrushchev

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
- Thomas A. Edison

At this stage, my chief professional goal is simply
to keep on writing and making a living at it.
- Fred Saberhagen

What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
- William Shenstone


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