Native American Indian Proverbs

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

American Proverb





Native American Proverbs

American Indian Proverbs



American Indian Proverbs

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.



American Indian Proverbs

Do not speak of evil
for it creates curiosity in the hearts of the young.

American Indian Proverbs

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

American Indian Proverbs

When you lose the rhythm of
the drumbeat of God,
you are lost from the peace and rhythm of life.

American Indian Proverbs

May our thoughts
reach the sky where there is holiness.


Speak truth in humility to all people. Only then can you be a true man.

Before eating, always take time to thank the food.

No one else can represent your conscience.

What the people believe is true.

Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

In this world the unseen has power.

All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.

When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.

There are many ways to God.

God gave us each a song.

Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.

The more you give, the more good things come to you.

Donít let the grass grow on the path of friendship.

The greatest strength is gentleness.

The weakness of the enemy makes our strength.

Listen with your heart. Learn from your experiences, and always be open to new ones.

Listen to the whispers and you wonít have to hear the screams.

It makes no difference as to the name of the God, since love is the real God of all the world. Native Amercian Indian proverb


Listen ó or your tongue will keep you deaf.

Listen to the voice of nature, for it holds treasures for you.

We have a responsibility to give something back.

Let us walk softly on the Earth with all living beings great and small.

Always remember that a smile is something sacred, to be shared.

Donít let yesterday use up too much of today.

What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for.

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

Judge not by the eye but by the heart.

Our first teacher is our own heart.

Knowledge that is not used is abused.

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

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

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

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

Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark.

There is no warning for upcoming danger.

A danger foreseen is half-avoided.

Our pleasures are shallow, our sorrows are deep.

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.

Service is a spiritual act.

You are a servant of the people and the people must come first.

There is a right time and place for everything.

To be noble is to give to those who have less. It is an issue of service and leadership. >>>

He who has great power should use it lightly. >>>

As long as you live, keep learning how to live.

It makes no difference as to the name of the God, since love is the real God of all the world.

Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way.  >>>

There is no death, only a change of worlds.












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