1016 – “Treat the Earth well, it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

-American Proverb [See Source Notes for Attribution]

Quote Number: 753


Source Notes: This proverb has been attributed to Native Americans, both generally and specific tribes, as well as few prominent leaders such as Crazy Horse. In addition, it also has been attributed as a Kenyan proverb from at least the 1980s through today. I have found no evidence, reliable or otherwise, for any such attributions and believe them to be false. If you have a reliable source for this quote, please leave a comment, thank you!


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