Native American ProverbsInspirational Native American proverbs and sayings that have been passed down for generations. Enjoy the wisdom of these inspirational proverbs.
No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.
Native American Proverb
It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.
We do not inherit the land from our ancestors,
we borrow it form our children.
Walk lightly in the spring;
It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest.
Don't allow the grass to grow on the path of friendship.
Remember that your children are not your own,
but are lent to you by the Creator.
Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.
The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears.
The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
It is easy to be brave from a distance.
Respect the gift and the giver.
Judge not by the eye but by the heart.
If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.
They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live you life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.
First you are to always think of God.Second you are to use all your powers to care for your people, especially the poor.
It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it.
Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.
Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins.
Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I'll understand.
You already possess everything necessary to become great.
He who is present at a wrongdoing and does not lift a hand to prevent it, is as guilty as the wrongdoers.
It is no longer good enough to try peace, we must act peace, live peace, and live in peace.
The more you give, the more good things come to you.
Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance.
Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
Give me knowledge, so I may have kindness for all.
Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.
Speak truth in humility to all people. Only then can you be a true man.
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Man has responsiblity, not power.
Friendship between two persons depends upon the patience of one.
With all things and in all things, we are relatives.
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