"First, take the government of the Indians out of politics second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites third, give the Indian the ballot."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."George Crook on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."George Crook on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."George Crook on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."George Crook on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."George Crook on Joseph Stalin
"It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race, and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man."