"It does not require many words to speak the truth."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Chief Joseph on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Chief Joseph on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Chief Joseph on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Chief Joseph on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Chief Joseph on Winston Churchill
"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."