Chief Seattle... 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 thing are bound together. All things connect. I love this... what a beautiful thought!
This we know. The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth. We do not weave the web of life; we are only a strand of it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. ~Chief Seattle (Ts’ial-la-kum) Suquamish and Duwamish tribes. Do go to the original post and read the other quotes there too.
"When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive." - Chief Seattle, Duwamish (1780-1866) (From Tumblr blog)