Native American Proverbs

Native American
Proverbs

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If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace. There need be no trouble. Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. - Chief Joseph

It's impossible to awaken a man who is pretending to be asleep. - Navajo Proverb

Man?s law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same. - Crow Proverb

One foe is too many and a hundred friends too few. - Hopi Proverb

A good soldier is a poor scout. - Cheyenne Proverb

An angry word is like striking with a knife. - Hopi Proverb

Don?t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. - Hopi Proverb

Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance. - Lakota Sioux Proverb

If we don't turn around now, we just may get where we're going. ? Navajo Proverb

Judge not by the eye but by the heart. ? Cheyenne Proverb

Many have fallen with the bottle in their hand. - Lakota Proverb

One rain does not make a crop. - Creole Proverb

A hungry stomach makes a short prayer. - Paiute Proverb

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

Don?t let yesterday use up too much of today. ? Cherokee Proverb

Friendship between two persons depends upon the patience of one. - Native American Proverb

If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. - Arapaho Proverb

Knowledge that is not used is abused. ?Cree Proverb

Men in search of a myth will usually find one. - Pueblo Proverb

Our first teacher is our own heart. - Cheyenne 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

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