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31 Native American Quotes About Life And Death

“Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot on the shore, are going to fall into the river." – Tuscarora

“Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts." – Hopi


“Day and night cannot dwell together." – Duwamish

'It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand." – Apache

“They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind." – Tuscarora

"All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them." – Arapaho

'Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand." – Tribe Unknown

“When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us." – Arapaho

“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come." – Arapaho

“Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves." – Assiniboine

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." – Blackfoot

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." – Cherokee

“The weakness of the enemy makes our strength." – Cherokee

“When the white man discovered this country Indians were running it. No taxes, no debt, women did all the work. White man thought he could improve on a system like this." – Cherokee

“A good soldier is a poor scout." – Cheyenne

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave." – Dakota

“Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins." – Cheyenne

“There is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnake's tail." – Navajo

“Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance." – Lakota

“Our first teacher is our own heart." – Cheyenne

“Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something." – Maricopa

“All who have died are equal." – Comanche

“What the people believe is true." – Anishinabe

“You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep." – Navajo

“Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." – Cheyenne

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." – Crowfoot

“He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone." – Seneca

“If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove." – Cheyenne

“A brave man dies but once, a coward many times." – Iowa

“When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard." – Lakota

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