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Selected Proverbs by Native American - WothQuotes


Here are Selected Native American Proverbs from the past that we can apply to present life.

Native American Proverbs

• We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

• Everything the power does, it does in a circle.
- Lakota 

• It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. 
- Native American Proverb

• "Give me knowledge, so I may have kindness for all."
- Plains Indian

• It does not take many words to tell the truth. 
- Sitting Bull

• Our first teacher is our own heart. 
- Cheyenne 

• Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

• "I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself."
- Shooter Teton Sioux 

• I believe much trouble would be saved if we opened our hearts more.
- Chief Joseph

• Wisdom and peace come when you start living the life the creator intended for you.
- Geronimo 

• Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow.
- Chief Joseph 

• Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. 
- Native American Proverb

• Only a open heart will catch a dream. 
- Native American Proverb 

• It is easy to be brave from a distance.
- Omaha

• Each person is his own judge.
- Shawnee

Native American Proverbs

• "When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us."
- Arapaho 

• "A pebble and a diamond are alike to a blind man."
- Native American Proverb 

• "The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears."
- Native American Proverb

• "Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus should we do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the world."
- Black Elk

• Certain things catch your eyes, but pursue only those that capture your heart. 
- Native American Proverb 

• "Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts."
- Hopi

• "You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep."
- Navajo

• Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
- Lumbee

• If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
- Minquass

• The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
- Sioux 

• "You must give to the river the kindness you would give to any brother."
- Chief Seattle 

• Take only memories. Leave only footprints.
- Chief Seattle 

• Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.
- Native American Proverb 

• "Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant."
- Kiowa

• It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.
- Apache

• "Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark."
- Cheyenne 

• "Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way."
- Blackfoot

• "Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something."
- Maricopa 

• "You already possess everything necessary to become great."
- Crow

• "All dream a spin out from the same web."
- Hopi

• When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.
- Lakota

• Ask questions from your heart and you will be answered from the heart.
- Omaha

• We will be known by the tracks we leave.
- Dakota

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