If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.— Chief Dan George
Joyful Native American Proverbs quotations
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
Wisdom and peace come when you start living the life the creator intended for you.
Children must early learn the the beauty of generosity.
They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.
Own who you are.
Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people seek it.
So long as mists envelop you, be still.
Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists - as it surely will. Then act with courage.
Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
The power of the world always works in circles.
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.
The more you give, the more good things come to you.
Words are free. It's how you use them, that may cost you.
Don't judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.
His grandfather had often told him that he tried too hard to move trees when a wiser man would walk around them.
When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "The one I feed the most."
Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.
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.