Native American Proverbs

By Anubhav Dubey

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

This proverb was made by the Hopi Tribe. The proverb tells us to never be afraid to cry because after doing that, you will be free of tension and can continue living life peacefully.

2. ) It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

This proverb was made by the Arapaho Tribe. This proverb tells us that when we are angry we should not physically fight, just verbally unless fighting can be stopped.

3. ) If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.

This proverb was made by the Arapaho Tribe. This proverb tells us that when we don't understand something, we should just try to think, think, and think, and soon we will get the answer.

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

This proverb was made by the Cherokee Tribe. This proverb tells us that we should live our life happily not with sadness, or there is not point in living.

5. ) It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest.

This proverb was made by the Anishnaabe Tribe. This proverb tells us that no matter how rich or poor we are, or what caste we are in, we should never forget our principles of being honest.

6. ) Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.

This proverb was made by the Cherokee Tribe. This proverb tells us that we should forget the things from the past and move on, and we should use our time effectively.