"It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Chief Joseph on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Chief Joseph on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Chief Joseph on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Chief Joseph on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Chief Joseph on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated."