1. The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

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    212
  2. Thoughts are like arrows: once released, they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim.

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    180
  3. Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom is of the future.

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    176
  4. Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you.

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    155
  5. Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.

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    154
  6. You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.

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    151
  7. It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest.

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    137
  8. Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.

    American Indian Proverbs
    132
  9. There is no death, only a change of worlds.

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    130
  10. Our pleasures are shallow, our sorrows are deep.

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    115
  11. No answer is also an answer.

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    97
  12. The supreme law of the land is the Great Spirit's law, not man's law.

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    93
  13. If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.

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    57
  14. The greatest strength is gentleness.

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    53
  15. 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.

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    52
  16. Every animal knows more than you do.

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    51
  17. Pray to understand what man has forgotten.

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    50
  18. Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river.

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    50
  19. Silence has so much meaning.

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    50
  20. When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

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    47
  21. 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.

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    45
  22. Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark.

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    44
  23. When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.

    American Indian Proverbs
    43
  24. Cherish youth, but trust old age.

    American Indian Proverbs
    43
  25. Show respect for all men, but grovel to none.

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    42
  26. You already possess everything necessary to become great.

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    42
  27. Make my enemy brave and strong, so that if defeated, I will not be ashamed.

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    40
  28. Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.

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    39
  29. The one who tells the stories rules the world.

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    38
  30. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

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    36
  31. A good chief gives, he does not take.

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    34
  32. The bird who has eaten cannot fly with the bird that is hungry.

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    31
  33. We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.

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    31
  34. Truth does not happen, it just is.

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    28
  35. They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.

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    27
  36. Judge not by the eye but by the heart.

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    26
  37. Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant.

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    25
  38. Talk to your children while they are eating;what you say will stay even after you are gone.

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    25
  39. Ask questions from you heart and you will be answered from the heart.

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    25
  40. Each person is his own judge.

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    25
  41. He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone.

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    25
  42. Man has responsiblity, not power.

    American Indian Proverbs
    25
  43. Knowledge that is not used is abused.

    American Indian Proverbs
    25
  44. Before eating, always take a little time to thank the food.

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    24
  45. Our first teacher is our own heart.

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    24
  46. A danger foreseen is half-avoided.

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    23
  47. Do not speak of evil for it creates curiosityin the hearts of the young.

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    21
  48. Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.

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    21
  49. All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.

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    21
  50. Never sit while your seniors stand.

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The complete list of 122 American Indian Proverbs sayings