"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

20 July 2012

Tecumseh...

 
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.

-Tecumseh
 
Stay safe.

9 comments:

Old Bob said...

First Class! Thanks, Blue, and Thanks, Tecumseh!!

Blue said...

Not bad, eh Bob? ;)

traditionsandskills said...

Boy, those are words to live by.
Miss Violet

traditionsandskills said...

Oh, and posted. :)
Miss V

Blue said...

:)

Ragnar said...

Inspiring post. Thank you.

Blue said...

Ragnar... Breaks it all down to a pretty basic level. I like it.

Anonymous said...

.thanks for sharing

Blue said...

you're welcome