Monday, December 18, 2017

Tecumseh, Quote

Tecumseh -

Shawnee Quote

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. 
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and 
demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify 
all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service
of your people. 

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. 
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even 
a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. 
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. 

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse 
no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the 
spirit of its vision. 

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose 
hearts are filled with the 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.

Piqua Shawnee

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