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 foolsand robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filledwith the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weepand 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." 

Source type: WebsiteChief Tecumseh 1768-1813 Shawnee Nation
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CORRECTION: PREVIOUSLY POSTED AS QUOTE BY WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, THIS QUOTE IS IN FACT BY CHIEF TECUMSEH. Goodreads has posted the incorrect source on their webpage.
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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 foolsand robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filledwith the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weepand 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." 

Source type: Website
Chief Tecumseh 1768-1813 Shawnee Nation
Contribution #662
CORRECTION: PREVIOUSLY POSTED AS QUOTE BY WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, THIS QUOTE IS IN FACT BY CHIEF TECUMSEH. Goodreads has posted the incorrect source on their webpage.
Moral of this story: Always check multiple sources before you post.