- I was the border man’s friend. Many times I have saved him and his people from harm. I never warred with you, but only to protect our wigwams and lands. I refused to join your paleface enemies with the red coats. I came to the fort as your friend and you murdered me. You have murdered by my side, my young son.... For this, may the curse of the Great Spirit rest upon this land. May it be blighted by nature. May it even be blighted in its hopes. May the strength of its peoples be paralyzed by the stain of our blood.
- May you live in interesting times.
- Uncertain origin, possibly Chinese
- May the worst day of your past be the best day of your future.
- Chinese curse
- May you be eaten by a cat and the cat by the devil.
- Irish curse
- Curses always recoil on the head of him who imprecates them. If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.
- Curses are like chickens, they always come home to roost.
- Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.
- This is the curse of an evil deed, that it incites and must bring forth more evil.
- I don't believe in curse, I believe you make your own destination.