Quote or No Quote #32 – Chief Seattle | We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children

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Seattle supposedly said to the colonizers, as a parting piece [syn] of wisdom about generational stewardship of land and nature, “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” But, like spiritual quotes that get attached to Gandhi, political quips and gibes that get attributed to Churchill, and thoughtful sentiments that drift toward Martin Luther King, “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children,” there’s no evidence that Seattle ever said it. Listen and learn who did, Buzzkillers!

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