"The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men, and no one taught us we just learned by doing what we saw, and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Black Elk on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Black Elk on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Black Elk on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Black Elk on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Black Elk on C. S. Lewis
"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."