"The religion of the Indian is the last thing about him that the man of another race will ever understand."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Charles Eastman on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Charles Eastman on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Charles Eastman on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Charles Eastman on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Charles Eastman on Albert Camus
"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."
"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."