Native American Proverbs (151-200)

The moon is not shamed by the barking of dogs.
— Navajo (Diné) proverb

A Let us continue to honor that
which remains only in dream memory.
— Oneida proverb

If a man is to achieve more than human,
he must have more than human abilities.
— Crow proverb

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

You already possess everything necessary to become great.
— Crow proverb

I love a people who do not live for the love of money.
— Duwamish proverb

Silence has much meaning.
— Yurok proverb

Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it
and start living the life intended for you.
— Hopi proverb

Great chiefs prove their worthiness.
— Sencea proverb

Remember that your children are not your own.
They are lent to you by the Creator.
— Mohawk proverb

When you know a man, you know his face but not his heart.
— Seneca proverb

I am standing at the Earth's center.
— Lakota proverb

Teachers not only teach, but they also learn.
— Sauk proverb

With all things and in all things, we are relatives.
— Dakota proverb

I am living in poverty, but in peace.
— Hopi proverb

Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking.
— Oglala proverb

With one foot in the canoe, and one foot on shore,
you are sure to fall into the river.
— Tuscarora proverb

I want no blood upon my land to stain the grass.
— Comanche proverb

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

Work hard, keep the ceremonies,
live peaceably, and unite your hearts.
— Hopi proverb

If I am in harmony with my family, that's success.
— Ute proverb

Stand in the light when you want to speak out.
— Crow proverb

You must always be careful with something
that is greater than you are.
— Shoshone proverb

If you continue to contaminate your own home,
you will suffocate in your own waste.
— Lakota proverb

Stolen food never satisfies hunger.
— Omaha proverb

You are never justified in arguing.
— Hopi proverb

If two different bowls both get the job done,
what difference does the color make?
— Hopi proverb

Seek the ways of the eagle, not the wren.
— Omaha proverb

When a fox walks lame, the old rabbit jumps.
— Oklahoma proverb

After dark, all cats are leopards.
— Zuni proverb

It is easy to be brave from a distance.
— Omaha proverb

The man who freely gives his opinion
should be ready to fight fiercely.
— Ioway proverb

A We stand somewhere between
the mountain and the ant.
— Onondaga proverb

Inner peace and love are the greatest of Nature's gifts.
— Lakota proverb

The dead add their strength and counsel to the living.
— Hopi proverb

A See your sons and daughters:
they are your future.
— Oneida proverb

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

Talk is given to the people for good.
— Sauk proverb

You should water your children like
you water a tree.
— Hopi proverb

I seek strength, not to be better than my brother,
but to battle my most significant enemy–myself.
— Cheyenne proverb

Sin is not allowed in God's tipi.
— Mohawk proverb

Wishing cannot bring autumn glory
nor cause winter to cease.
— Kiowa proverb

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

The way of the troublemaker is thorny.
— Umpqua proverb

A sparrow in the bush is better
than a vulture flying.
— Blackfoot proverb

In harmony may I walk.
— Navajo (Diné) Chant

Teaching should come from within,
not from without.
— Hopi proverb

A danger foreseen is half-avoided.
— Cheyenne proverb

In death I am born.
— Hopi proverb

The eyes of men speak words the
tongue cannot pronounce.
— Crow proverb

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