Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Native American Wisdom

I thought I'd take a different tack today and post some of my favorite Native American proverbs.  Where known, the tribe of origin is noted.  I hope you enjoy them and perhaps find one that is meaningful for you.

Even a small mouse has anger. - Tribe Unknown

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. -Cherokee

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

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

Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Tribe Unknown

Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf. - Tribe Unknown

Cherish youth, but trust old age. - Pueblo

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

The one who tells the stories rules the world. - Hopi



  1. Oh you have hit a great spot for me. Being Cherokee, I have moved back to and work for my tribe. The more I study and see the more proud I am for being here.



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