"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."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Charles Eastman on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Charles Eastman on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Charles Eastman on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Charles Eastman on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Charles Eastman on James C. Dobson
"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 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."