"Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Black Elk on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Black Elk on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Black Elk on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Black Elk on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Black Elk on Booker T. Washington
"Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us and it was very still but there were whispers."
"Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking."
"And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me."
"Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss."
"There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men."