Selected Quotes about Proverbial Wisdom

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence. -- Jorge Luis Borges

You cannot eat your cake and have it. -- James Joyce

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

A danger foreseen is half-avoided. -- American Indian Proverb

A good chief gives, he does not take. -- American Indian Proverb

A good soldier is a poor scout. -- American Indian Proverb

A hungry stomach makes a short prayer. -- American Indian Proverb

A man must make his own arrows. -- American Indian Proverb

A people without a history is like the wind over buffalo grass. -- American Indian Proverb

A people without faith in themselves cannot survive. -- American Indian Proverb

A rocky vineyard does not need a prayer, but a pick axe. -- American Indian Proverb

A starving man will eat with the wolf. -- American Indian Proverb

After dark all cats are leopards. -- American Indian Proverb

All dreams spin out from the same web. -- American Indian Proverb

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

All who have died are equal. -- American Indian Proverb

Ask questions from you heart and you will be answered from the heart. -- American Indian Proverb

Before eating, always take a little time to thank the food. -- American Indian Proverb

Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark. -- American Indian Proverb

Cherish youth, but trust old age. -- American Indian Proverb

Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins. -- American Indian Proverb

Do not speak of evil for it creates curiosity in the hearts of the young. -- American Indian Proverb

Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself. -- American Indian Proverb

Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. -- American Indian Proverb

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. -- American Indian Proverb

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 Proverb

Each bird loves to hear himself sing. -- American Indian Proverb

Each person is his own judge. -- American Indian Proverb

Every animal knows more than you do. -- American Indian Proverb

Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something. -- American Indian Proverb

Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance. -- American Indian Proverb

God gives us each a song. -- American Indian Proverb

He who is present at a wrongdoing and does not lift a hand to prevent it, is as guilty as the wrongdoers. -- American Indian Proverb

He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone. -- American Indian 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. -- American Indian Proverb

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

If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. -- American Indian Proverb

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. -- American Indian Proverb

In age, talk; in childhood, tears. -- American Indian Proverb

In death, I am born. -- American Indian Proverb

It is easy to be brave from a distance. -- American Indian Proverb

It is good to tell one's heart. -- American Indian Proverb

It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest. -- American Indian Proverb

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

Judge not by the eye but by the heart. -- American Indian Proverb

Knowledge that is not used is abused. -- American Indian Proverb

Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way. -- American Indian Proverb

Make my enemy brave and strong, so that if defeated, I will not be ashamed. -- American Indian Proverb

Man has responsiblity, not power. -- American Indian Proverb

Man's law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same. -- American Indian Proverb

Many have fallen with the bottle in their hand. -- American Indian Proverb

Misfortunes do not flourish on one path, they grow everywhere. -- American Indian Proverb

Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves. -- American Indian Proverb

Never sit while your seniors stand. -- American Indian Proverb

No answer is also an answer. -- American Indian Proverb

Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people want it. -- American Indian Proverb

One finger cannot lift a pebble. -- American Indian Proverb

One rain does not make a crop. -- American Indian Proverb

Our first teacher is our own heart. -- American Indian Proverb

Our pleasures are shallow, our sorrows are deep. -- American Indian Proverb

Poverty is a noose that strangles humility and breeds disrespect for God and man. -- American Indian Proverb

Pray to understand what man has forgotten. -- American Indian Proverb

Respect the gift and the giver. -- American Indian Proverb

Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom is of the future. -- American Indian Proverb

Sharing and giving are the ways of God. -- American Indian Proverb

Show respect for all men, but grovel to none. -- American Indian Proverb

Silence has so much meaning. -- American Indian Proverb

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home. -- American Indian Proverb

Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it. -- American Indian Proverb

Talk to your children while they are eating; what you say will stay even after you are gone. -- American Indian Proverb

The bird who has eaten cannot fly with the bird that is hungry. -- American Indian Proverb

The coward shoots with shut eyes. -- American Indian Proverb

The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives. -- American Indian Proverb

The greatest strength is gentleness. -- American Indian Proverb

The moon is not shamed by the barking of dogs. -- American Indian Proverb

The one who tells the stories rules the world. -- American Indian Proverb

The only things that need the protection of men are the things of men, not the things of the spirit. -- American Indian Proverb

The rain falls on the just and the unjust. -- American Indian Proverb

The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things. -- American Indian Proverb

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. -- American Indian Proverb

The supreme law of the land is the Great Spirit's law, not man's law. -- American Indian Proverb

The way of the troublemaker is thorny. -- American Indian Proverb

The weakness of the enemy makes our strength. -- American Indian Proverb

There are many good moccasin tracks along the trail of a straight arrow. -- American Indian Proverb

There is no death, only a change of worlds. -- American Indian Proverb

There is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnakes tail. -- American Indian Proverb

They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind. -- American Indian Proverb

Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. -- American Indian Proverb

Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river. -- American Indian Proverb

Thoughts are like arrows: once released, they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim. -- American Indian Proverb

To touch the earth is to have harmony with nature. -- American Indian Proverb

Treachery darkens the chain of friendship, but truth makes it brighter than ever. -- American Indian Proverb

Truth does not happen, it just is. -- American Indian Proverb

Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant. -- American Indian Proverb

Walk tall as the trees, live strong as the mountains, be gentle as the spring winds, keep the warmth of the summer sun in your heart, and the great spirit will always be with you. -- American Indian Proverb

We are all one child spinning through Mother Sky. -- American Indian Proverb

We are made from Mother Earth and we go back to Mother Earth. -- American Indian Proverb

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. -- American Indian Proverb

What the people believe is true. -- American Indian Proverb

When a favor is shown to a white man, he feels it in his head and the tongue speaks out; when a kindness is shown to an Indian, he feels it in his heart and the heart has no tongue. -- American Indian Proverb

When a fox walks lame, the old rabbit jumps. -- American Indian Proverb

When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard. -- American Indian Proverb

When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. -- American Indian Proverb

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 Indian Proverb

White men have too many chiefs. -- American Indian Proverb

Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you. -- American Indian Proverb

With all things and in all things,we are relatives. -- American Indian Proverb

Work hard, keep the ceremonies, live peaceably, and unite your hearts. -- American Indian Proverb

You already possess everything necessary to become great. -- American Indian Proverb

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. -- American Indian Proverb

Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting. -- Isaac Watts

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