"If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Chief Joseph on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Chief Joseph on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Chief Joseph on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Chief Joseph on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Chief Joseph on John Lennon
"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."