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George Catlin’s Creed

George Catlin was an American painter, author and traveler born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. After a brief career as a lawyer he set out to record the appearance and customs of America’s native people. He produced two major collections of paintings of American Indians and published a series of books chronicling his travels among the native peoples of North, Central and South America. The following is an excerpt from his book, Last Rambles.

George Catlin’s Creed

  • I love a people that have always made me welcome to the very best that they had.
  • I love a people who are honest without laws, who have no jails and no poorhouses.
  • I love a people who keep the commandments without ever having read or heard them preached from the pulpit.
  • I love a people who never swear or take the name of God in vain.
  • I love a people “who love their neighbors as they love themselves”
  • I love a people who worship God without a Bible, for I believe that God loves them also.
  • I love a people whose religion is all the same, and who are free from religious animosities.
  • I love a people who have never raised a hand against me, or stolen my property, when there was no law to punish either.
  • I love and don’t fear mankind where God has made and left them, for they are his children.
  • I love a people who have never fought a battle with the white man, except on their own ground.
  • I love a people who live and keep what is their own without lock and keys.
  • I love a people who do the best they can.
  • And oh how I love a people who don’t live for the love of money.

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Don’t hesitate for your Dreams

Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness, concerning all acts of initiation (and creation)…. the moment one definitely commits, then Providence comes too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred… Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

-Goethe

Watch this if your in Need of some Inspiration

Joe Rogan and Brian Callen talk about how important it is to have inspiring people around you. If someone you know is doing something truly great with their time and energy don’t hate on them, rather use them as motivation to better yourself and do all that you are capable of doing. Haters are unrealized potential, people who didn’t work hard to become the person they were capable of being. Like Nelson Mandela said, “there is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. You have to work you ass off for the things you want, it wouldn’t be worth it if you didn’t. Have the courage and perseverance to turn your dreams into reality, and once you do your life will inspire others to follow their dreams.