Chief Tecumseh’s Words Of Wisdom

Chief Tecumseh’s words of wisdom

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.

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  • no1word
    October 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks Evan. I needed to hear that today

    Thank you, C. Leslie Smith 773-350-2725

  • paigeaddams
    October 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Hey there! I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! 🙂

  • katrinaedwards
    October 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    you know something…it’s almost the same as what my late father has taught me….many of it if it isn’t all…was said, was shown to me and well remembered now…

    it’s nice to hear it advice from a distant friend…

    thanks a lot…

  • Joycelyn
    October 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Reblogged this on I am Super Istar and commented:
    “Abuse no one and no thing” 🙂

    October 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Reblogged this on Runway Boyz.

    October 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    good stuff, thoroughly enjoyable to peruse

  • Lyssa Proctor
    October 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Beautiful sentiment with which to round out my day. Thank you. 🙂

  • Shakti Ghosal
    October 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    An inspirational and energising sermon. But what is it that stops most of us from following?


  • consultantnjeans
    October 19, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Reblogged this on The Consultant in Jeans and commented:
    Great read!

  • Lorna's Voice
    October 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

    A great message of wisdom for life and death. You really can’t separate the two, I suppose–all part of the same cycle. Live a good life; die the good death in preparation for the next good life…

  • mrvilga
    October 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Reblogged this on Life Through These Eyes…….

  • lecourtesan
    October 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I love that last stanza! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!!

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