Native American Proverbs

Native American
Proverbs

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Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. ? Blackfoot Proverb

We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born .We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees. ? Qwatsinas Proverb

Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you. - Hopi Proverb

Strive to be a person who is never absent from an important act. - Osage Proverb

The rain falls on the just and the unjust. - Hopi Proverb

Those who have one foot in the canoe and one foot in the boat are going to fall into the river. ? Tuscarora Proverb

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

With all things and in all things, we are relatives. - Sioux Proverb

Take only memories leave nothing but footprints. ? Native American Proverb

The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things. - Hopi Proverb

Those who tell the stories, rule the people. - Navajo Proverb

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. - Blackfoot Proverb

With beauty before me, may I walk; with beauty behind me, may I walk; with beauty above me, may I walk; with beauty below me, may I walk; with beauty all around me, may I walk. Wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, I walk. ? Navajo Proverb

A man can't get rich if he takes proper care of his family. - Navajo Proverb

Be satisfied with the needs instead of the wants. - Teton Sioux Proverb

Don?t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don?t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Walk beside me that we may be as one. - Ute Proverb

Give me knowledge, so I may have kindness for all. - Native American Proverb

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

Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness. - Chief Luther Standing Bear

Misfortunes do not flourish on one path, they grow everywhere. ? Pawnee Proverb

Our pleasures are shallow, our sorrows are deep. ? Cheyenne Proverb

A man must make his own arrows. - Winnebago Proverb

Be still and the earth will speak to you. - Navajo Proverb

Don't allow the grass to grow on the path of friendship. ? Native American Proverb

God gives us each a song. ? Ute Proverb

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