Everything that lives is holy.
Life delights in life.
Dear Father, hear and bless
Thy beasts and singing birds;
And guard with tenderness
Small things that have no words.
This we know.
The earth does not belong to people:
People belong to the earth.
This we know. All things are connected
Like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the earth
Befalls the children of the earth.
People did not weave the web of life,
They are merely a strand in it.
Whatever they do to the web,
They do to themselves.
Chief Seattle (adapted)
And it would go a great way to caution
And direct people in their use of the
World if they studied and learned more
Of its creation.
For how could men find the conscience to
Abuse it, while they see the great
Creator in all and every part of it?