"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."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Chief Joseph on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Chief Joseph on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Chief Joseph on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Chief Joseph on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Chief Joseph on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated."