"Show respect to all people, but grovel to none."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Tecumseh on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Tecumseh on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Tecumseh on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Tecumseh on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Tecumseh on Abraham Lincoln
"Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place."
"When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."
"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart."
"Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide."
"When the legends die, the dreams end there is no more greatness."