The best Quotes by Black Elk

The best Quotes by Black Elk

Heȟáka Sápa, commonly known as Black Elk (December 1, 1863 – August 19, 1950), was a wičháša wakȟáŋ ("medicine man, holy man") and heyoka of the Oglala Lakota people.

There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.
Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.
The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down; and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow.
Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us; and it was very still; but there were whispers.
And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.

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There is no "way to peace," there is only "peace".
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A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Young boys should never be sent to bed... they always wake up a day older.
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Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
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Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.
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