Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.
My ancestors include Monahwee, who was one of the leaders in the Red Stick War, which was the largest Indian uprising in history, and Osceola, who refused to sign a treaty with the United States.
An idea is a putting truth in check-mate.
Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.
Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.
I don’t like this romanticization of Indian people in which Indian people are looked at as spiritual saviors, as people who have always taken care of the land. We’re human beings. But I think different cultures have developed different aspects of humanness.
Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat.
The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.