Native American Proverbs

By Emily Cummings

"Before eating, always take time to thank the food."-Arapaho

It means that you have to be thankful for what you have, then what you don't have. Be thankful because you have food.

" Our first teacher is our own heart."-Cheyenne

Our heart guides us to do the things we do. It teaches us before an actual teacher.

"You already possess everything necessary to become great."-Crow

You are already great, but you just need to show it.

"Even a small mouse has anger." - Tribe Unknown

No matter who you are, you can do something that someone the complete opposite of you can.

"A brave man dies but once, a coward many times." - Tribe Unknown

You can be a coward, but you will never learn to face your fears.

"It is easy to be brave from a distance." - Omaha

You can be brave, but up close, you can be very scared. From far away, you wont make a difference.