"Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to work."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Chief Joseph on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Chief Joseph on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Chief Joseph on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Chief Joseph on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Chief Joseph on Maya Angelou
"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."