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


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