Thursday, February 25, 2010

We Belong to Earth

What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth.
This we know: the earth does not belong to man,
man belongs to the earth.

All things are connected like the blood that unites us all.
Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

- Chief Seattle (1786-1866)

4 comments:

Jon said...

I love this quote, Lyn!

lakeviewer said...

How lovely!

Natalie said...

That is awesome, and oh ,so true.

Hamel said...

Love it. A continued theme: The Alchemist (By Paulo Coehlo) continually states "All things are one." And this quote also summarizes nicely Emerson's Oversoul.