Charles Eastman Quotes
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If you ask him: "What is silence?" he will answer, "It is the Great Mystery! The holy silence is His voice!" If you ask: "What are the fruits of silence?" he will say: "They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity, and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character."
It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome.... Children must early learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.... The Indians in their simplicity literally give away all that they have—to relatives, to guests of other tribes or clans, but above all to the poor and the aged, from whom they can hope for no return.