Native American

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."

Cherokee saying

"All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really One."

Black Elk

"We are as much alive as we keep the Earth alive."

Chief Dan George

"Respect for all life is the foundation."

The Great Law of Peace

"Do not wrong or hate your neighbor. For it is not he who you wrong, but yourself."

Pima proverb

"Love your friend and never desert him. If you see him surrounded by the enemy do not run away; go to him, and if you cannot save him, be killed together and let your bones lie side by side."

Sur-AR-Ale-Shar, The Lessons of the Lone Chief

"Do not kill or injure your neighbor, for it is not him that you injure, you injure yourself. But do good to him, therefore add to his days of happiness as you add to your own. Do not wrong or hate your neighbor, for it is not him that you wrong, you wrong yourself. But love him, for Moneto [The Great Spirit] loves him also as he loves you."


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