Native American Proverbs Quotes by Black Elk, George Bernard Shaw, Zitkala-Sa, Red Cloud, Sharon Creech, Chief Joseph and many others.
It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds.
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.
The voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers.
I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Don’t judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.
At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude. Looking forward, I am filled with vision. Looking upwards, I am filled with strength. Looking within, I discover peace.
A wee child toddling in a wonder world, I prefer to their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present, at least, I am a Pagan.
I saw more than I can tell / And I understood more than I saw.
Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, “The one I feed the most.”
The more you give, the more good things come to you.
His grandfather had often told him that he tried too hard to move trees when a wiser man would walk around them.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
The power of the world always works in circles.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.