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Tribe Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Tribe Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
- Tecumseh

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy.
The savage's whole existence is public,
ruled by the laws of his tribe.
Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
- Ayn Rand

I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man
of my tribe to surrender my rifle.
- Sitting Bull

 

That was the crossover line for us, to be able to play that many shows,
sell them out real quick and have that tribe queue
up outside and still be a mystery to everybody else.
- Peter Garrett

I like tinkering with the tribe beat boxes and love
using Reason as a beefed up beat box.
- Pat Mastelotto

Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died
in the context of an extended family,
clan, or tribe.
- Stanislav Grof


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It is important to tell good stories.
You can tell stories even if they are not huge,
epic, and wonderful.
You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.
- Ajay Naidu

An Indian tribe is sovereign to the extent that the U.S.
permits it to be sovereign.
- Russell Smith

Creditor.
One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial
Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
- Ambrose Bierce

We function in a pack mentality.
This is our tribe.
And this is how we are exploited - sold a bill of goods
and a household of products.
- Joey Skaggs

Each tribe has its characteristics, it is true.
- John H. Speke

No tribe unites with another of its own free will.
- Arthur Keith

The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe,
but of his individuality.
This is a very narrow-minded situation.
- Aharon Appelfeld

Eventually, the tribe developed so much confidence
in me that they invited me to be their chieftain.
- Roland Joffe

In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds
for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out,
and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe.
- Eric S. Raymond

The Senate is the last primitive society in the world.
We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor
the territorial imperative.
- Eugene McCarthy

I have felt in my very blood, ever since I was born,
a most unconquerable hatred towards the whole tribe of fools,
and it arises from the fact that I feel myself a blockhead
whenever I am in their company.
- Giacomo Casanova

The clan is nothing more than a larger family,
with its patriarchal chief as the natural head,
and the union of several clans by intermarriage and
voluntary connection constitutes the tribe.
- Charles Eastman

I was just then going through a healthy reaction from
the orthodoxy of my youth;
religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession,
which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic
tale of an imaginary tribe was the result.
- Laurence Housman

The economic piece is still missing,
since it's so hard to attract industry to reservations,
but spiritually and educationally, they're doing just fine.
Each tribe has a community college now,
and they teach the language, they teach the traditions.
- James Welch

Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans,
like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another,
far in advance of Europeans themselves,
and killed an estimated 95% of the New World's Indian population.
- Jared Diamond

The Indians, I was now speaking of, were not content
with the common Enemies that lessen and destroy their Country-men,
but invented an infallible Stratagem to purge their Tribe,
and reduce their Multitude into far less Numbers.
- John Lawson

In a tribal organization, even in time of peace,
service to tribe or state predominates over all self seeking;
in war,
service for the tribe or state becomes supreme,
and personal liberty is suspended.
- Arthur Keith

I cannot forget a conversation that I had with an elderly couple from the tribe.
They asked me whether I would kill them after I had finished.
When I asked them why they asked that,
they replied, Because you white men always do!
- Roland Joffe

I do not have, nor do I believe I have seen,
a vision capacious and convincing enough to propound
as an organizing principle for the next phase in the law of our Constitution.
- Laurence Tribe

Argentine political life is like the life of an ant
community or an African forest tribe:
full of events,
full of crisis and deaths, but life is always cyclical,
and the year ends as it begins.
- V. S. Naipaul

What I did was sit down with the Washington State officials,
with the historic preservation people,
with the tribe, the local community,
the port of Port Angeles,
and we worked this thing out, and we protected the tribe's interest.
- Norm Dicks

In better times the religion of the tribe or state
has nothing in common with the private and foreign
superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may
dictate to the individual.
- William Robertson Smith

If government and media and all of us in the Australian tribe got together,
and the rock industry, we'd just be the greatest cultural
force the world has ever seen -
we're such an amazing race.
- Yahoo Serious

Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act.
An essential role to play in the community or tribe.
It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been
fortunate enough to be rewarded for.
- Russell Banks

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

If the views I have expressed be right,
we can think of our civilization evolving with the
growth of knowledge from small wandering tribes to large settled law.
- John Boyd Orr

The U.S.
Supreme Court has established that the tribes own their water.
What I'd like to focus on is doing something with the
water that results in economic development.
- Dave Freudenthal

All the other chiefs and tribes have accepted the Great Law of Peace.
They now live in peace with one another.
- Hiawatha

All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes,
that slumber in its bosom.
- William C. Bryant

Among the southern tribes, on the contrary,
hats were sometimes worn in the dance,
although this was not considered in strict accordance with the doctrine.
- James Mooney

Some tribes of birds will relieve and rear up the young and helpless,
of their own and other tribes, when abandoned.
- William Bartram

This is really high on the priority list of tribal concerns.
This is a cash cow in many circumstances,
and tribes are concerned about protection of tribal assets.
- Jack Abramoff

Animal substance seems to be the first food of all birds,
even the granivorous tribes.
- William Bartram

The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated.
We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.
- Jasmine Guy

He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him.
Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death,
because he feared they would rebel.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

People's attitudes about sex aren't healthy anywhere,
except maybe in those tribes where they go around naked.
- Asia Argento

Many South African tribes used extracts from the African
bush willow to heal the sick.
- Bob Pettit

Land of opportunity, land for the huddled masses where
would the opportunity have been without the genocide of those Old Guard,
bristling Indian tribes?
- Edward Hoagland

What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50 million years.
It's about leading and connecting people and ideas.
And it's something that people have wanted forever.
- Seth Godin

Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy...
in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction,
which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature.
- David Brin

Too often, Indian tribes are at the mercy of the shifting
political winds of State government.
- Jim Costa

I think that black Africa is extremely terrifying.
Black Africa can become a maelstrom of warring tribes
without the outside world needing to feel the need to do anything about it.
- John Keegan

Those who appreciate the ways of simple tribes,
where every activity is direct and immediately understandable,
are able to live among them.
- Ella Maillart

From several of the Indian tribes inhabiting the country
bordering on Lake Erie purchases have been made of
lands on conditions very favorable to the United States,
and, as it is presumed, not less so to the tribes themselves.
- James Monroe

Looking at the purpose of our government toward the Indians,
we find that after subjugating them it has been our
policy to collect the different tribes on reservations
and support them at the expense of our people.
- Nelson A. Miles

The United States have fulfilled in good faith all
their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes,
and have in every other instance insisted upon a like
performance of their obligations.
- Martin Van Buren

The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri,
and of whom I spoke in my last Letter,
are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped,
and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent.
- George Catlin

The province was surrounded by powerful tribes of Indians
who watched the white settlers with an eager hostility,
and seized every occasion to molest them by secret inroad,
and often by open assault.
- John P. Kennedy

I always have one or two, sometimes more,
Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot.
In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of
Navajo attitude toward the dead,
respect for burial sites.
- Tony Hillerman

And it turns out that tribes, not money,
not factories, that can change our world,
that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people.
Not because you force them to do something against their will.
But because they wanted to connect.
- Seth Godin

All the tribes tell the same story.
They are surrounded on all sides, the game is destroyed or driven away;
they are left to starve,
and there remains but one thing for them to do -
fight while they can.
- George Crook

The condition of the tribes which occupy the country
set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous,
and encourages the hope of their early civilization.
They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state
and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits.
- Martin Van Buren

It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property
in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines
of tribal or national property in land.
- William Graham Sumner

For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery.
For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
- Marshall McLuhan

When you're around the whole Dead scene,
they're there as a tribal thing; they're there as part
of a rendezvous and a pow-wow.
- Ken Kesey

Therefore, I do not wish to consider any proposition
to cede any portion of our tribal holdings to the Great Father.
- Sitting Bull

They want us to give up another chunk of our tribal land.
This is not the first time or the last time.
- Sitting Bull

For my part, if I consider poetry as an object,
I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding
a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.
- Eugenio Montale

That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease,
that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed:
all of that exists,
and it exists everywhere.
- Ben Kingsley

The wish to lead out one's lover must be a tribal feeling;
the wish to be seen as loved is part of one's self-respect.
- Elizabeth Bowen

This whole tribal loyalty seems to have gone.
- Fiona Shaw

At its best, entertainment is going to be a subjective
thing that can't win for everyone,
while at worst, a particular game just becomes a random
symbol for petty tribal behavior.
- John Carmack

I suppose that the media and their portrayal of Islam
and the almost tribal separations and divisions of
the Muslims are the greatest issues confronting Muslims in the United Kingdom.
- Cat Stevens

Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal,
which we all want to surpass, and some don't.
- Todd Gitlin


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