"I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above, and that all people may be one people."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Chief Joseph on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Chief Joseph on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Chief Joseph on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Chief Joseph on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Chief Joseph on Dalai Lama
"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."