"All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Chief Joseph on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Chief Joseph on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Chief Joseph on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Chief Joseph on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Chief Joseph on Mahatma Gandhi
"We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were mistaken. The white man would not let us alone."
"I know that my race must change."
"I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land."
"My father... had sharper eyes than the rest of our people."
"It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises."