"That is, we believed, the supreme duty of the parent, who only was permitted to claim in some degree the priestly office and function, since it is his creative and protecting power which alone approaches the solemn function of Deity."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Charles Eastman on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Charles Eastman on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Charles Eastman on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Charles Eastman on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Charles Eastman on Marilyn Monroe
"The clan is nothing more than a larger family, with its patriarchal chief as the natural head, and the union of several clans by intermarriage and voluntary connection constitutes the tribe."
"Friendship is held to be the severest test of character."
"There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy."
"There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature."
"More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things, while seeking only the material."