Native American Proverbs

Native American
Proverbs

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I grew up knowing it's wrong to have more than you need. It means you're not taking care of your people. - Navajo Proverb

It is good to tell one's heart. ? Chippewa Proverb

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

No one else can represent your conscience. - Anishinabe Proverb

After dark all cats are leopards. ? Zuni Proverb

Deeds speak louder than words. - Assiniboine Proverb

Even a small mouse has anger. - Native American Proverb

I have been to the end of the earth, I have been to the end of the waters, I have been to the end of the sky, I have been to the end of the mountains, I have found none that are not my friends. ? Navajo Proverb

It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest. ? Anishinabe Proverb

Listening to a liar is like drinking warm water. - Native American Proverb

No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning. - Native American Proverb

All around me my land is beauty. ? Navajo Proverb

Do not allow anger to poison you. - Hopi Proverb

Even your silence holds a sort of prayer. - Apache Proverb

I will fight no more forever. ? Nez Perce Proverb

It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace and live in peace. ? Shenandoah Proverb

Love one another and do not strive for another's undoing. - Seneca Proverb

Not every sweet root give birth to sweet grass. - Native American Proverb

A brave man dies but once, a coward many times. - Iowa Proverb

All dreams spin out from the same web. - Hopi Proverb

Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins. ? Cheyenne Proverb

Every animal knows more than you do. - Nez Perce Proverb

If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove. - Cheyenne Proverb

It is senseless to fight when you cannot hope to win. - Apache Proverb

Love yourself; get outside yourself and take action. Focus on the solution; be at peace. - Sioux Proverb

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