Native American Proverbs
L.A. RAFT Assignment By Luke Oyola
"Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something."
This is a quote by Maricopa. This quote means that if you are successful, you had a thought or dream about that something that made you successful. You can not just randomly be successful, everyone has to start somewhere.
"Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts."
That is a quote by the Hopi tribe. This quote means that crying is okay. Crying will be good for you. Sometimes it feels good to let it out and then you will not be as sad as you used to be before you cried.
"When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us."
That is a quote by the Arapaho tribe. This quote is what most people say is the "golden rule." It basically means that if you treat living things the way you want to be treated, they will treat you the same way back. I think everyone should follow this quote.
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."
That is a quote by the Cherokee tribe. This quote means that when you were born, your friends and family were very happy but you cried, so when you die, you should die a good enough person to were your friends will cry for you, but you will be proud of yourself.
"You already possess everything necessary to become great."
That is a quote by the crow tribe. That quote means that you really do have everything you need to be great. You just have to work hard for it. No one that is great didn't work hard for it.
Before eating, always take time to thank the food.
This is a quote by the Arapaho. This quote means that if you have food that you are about to eat, you should be thankful that you have that food. Before you eat food you should stop and take time to think about the food and be grateful.