This we know. The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth. We do not weave the web of life; we are only a strand of it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. ~Chief Seattle (Ts’ial-la-kum) Suquamish and Duwamish tribes. Do go to the original post and read the other quotes there too.