1 – Be happy while you’re living. For you’re a long time dead.
2 – Be slow in choosing a friend but slower in changing him.
3 – Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.
4 – Better bend than break.
5 – Confessed faults are half mended.
6 – Fools look to tomorrow. Wise men use tonight.
7 – Get what you can and keep what you have; that’s the way to get rich.
8 – Learn young, learn fair; learn old, learn more.
9 – Luck never gives; it only lends.
10 – Never let your feet run faster than your shoes.
11 – Take care of your pennies and your dollars will take care of themselves.
12 – They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.
13 – They that will not be counselled cannot be helped.
14 – What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
15 – When the heart is full the tongue will speak.
16 – Willful waste makes woeful want.
Inspirational Words of Wisdom
1 – A kind word is like a Spring day.
2 – A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words.
3 – A small leak will sink a great ship.
4 – Acknowledgement is half of correction.
5 – Do not make an elephant out of a fly.
6 – Every road has two directions.
7 – Every seed knows its time.
8 – Failure teaches you more than success.
9 – Gossip needs no carriage.
10 – He who doesn’t risk never gets to drink champagne.
11 – If everyone gives one thread, the poor man will have a shirt.
12 – If you don’t have time to do it right now your must have time to do it over.
13 – One does not wash one’s dirty linen in public.
14 – Praise loudly, blame softly.
15 – Success and rest don’t sleep together.
16 – Take time to smell the roses.
17 – Take the bull by the horns.
18 – The calmer you go, the further along you will be.
19 – You cannot break through a wall with your forehead.
20 – You don’t get something for nothing.
21 – Water does not run under a lying stone.
45 – Let him who would move the world first move himself.
1 – Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. – Hopi
2 – Day and night cannot dwell together. – Duwamish
3 – It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. – Apache
4 – They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind. – Tuscarora
5 – All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them. – Arapaho
6 – Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand. – Tribe Unknown
7 – Before eating, always take time to thank the food. – Arapaho
8 – When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. – Arapaho
9 – If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. – Arapaho
10 – Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves. – Assiniboine
11 – Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. – Blackfoot
12 – In age, talk ; in childhood, tears. – Hopi
13 – We always return to our first loves. – Tribe Unknown
14 – 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
15 – 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
16 – Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river. – Tuscarora
17 – The weakness of the enemy makes our strength. – Cherokee
18 – 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
19 – A good soldier is a poor scout. – Cheyenne
20 – Poverty is a noose that strangles humility and breeds disrespect for God and man. – Sioux
21 – We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. – Dakota
22 – Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins. – Cheyenne
23 – There is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnakes tail. – Navajo
24 – Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance. – Lakota
25 – Our first teacher is our own heart. – Cheyenne
26 – Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something. – Maricopa
27 – All who have died are equal. – Comanche
28 – Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator. – Mohawk
29 – One rain does not make a crop. – Creole
30 – Man’s law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same. – Crow
31 – What the people believe is true. – Anishinabe
32 – You already possess everything necessary to become great. – Crow
33 – There is no death, only a change of worlds. – Duwamish
34 – Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way. – Blackfoot
35 – You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. – Navajo
36 – It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest. – Anishinabe
37 – One finger cannot lift a pebble. – Hopi
38 – Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark. – Cheyenne
39 – All dreams spin out from the same web. – Hopi
40 – He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone. – Seneca
41 – Even a small mouse has anger. – Tribe Unknown
42 – If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove. – Cheyenne
43 – Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. – Tribe Unknown
44 – The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things. – Hopi
45 – Walk lightly in the spring ; Mother Earth is pregnant. – Kiowa
46 – When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard. – Lakota
47 – Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people want it. – Crow
48 – Many have fallen with the bottle in their hand. – Lakota
49 – Everything the power does, it does in a circle. – Lakota
50 – A brave man dies but once, a coward many times. – Tribe Unknown.
51 – A man or woman with many children has many homes. – Lakota Sioux
52 – Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom is of the future. – Lumbee
53 – If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. – Minquass
54 – A good chief gives, he does not take. – Mohawk
55 – Coyote is always out there waiting, and Coyote is always hungry. – Navajo
56 – Listening to a liar is like drinking warm water. – Tribe Unknown
57 – Every animal knows more than you do. – Nez Perce
58 – To touch the earth is to have harmony with nature. – Oglala Sioux
59 – When a fox walks lame, the old rabbit jumps. – Oklahoma
60 – A starving man will eat with the wolf. – Oklahoma
61 – A danger foreseen is half-avoided. – Cheyenne
62 – The coward shoots with shut eyes. – Oklahoma
63 – It is easy to be brave from a distance. – Omaha
64 – The bird who has eaten cannot fly with the bird that is hungry. – Omaha
65 – Ask questions from you heart and you will be answered from the heart. – Omaha
66 – A hungry stomach makes a short prayer. – Paiute
67 – Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself. – Pima
68 – Make my enemy brave and strong, so that if defeated, I will not be ashamed. – Plains
69 – Cherish youth, but trust old age. – Pueblo
70 – Sharing and giving are the ways of God. – Sauk
71 – We are all one child spinning through Mother Sky. – Shawnee
72 – Each person is his own judge. – Shawnee
73 – We are made from Mother Earth and we go back to Mother Earth. – Shenandoah
74 – It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace and live in peace. – Shenandoah
75 – There are many good moccasin tracks along the trail of a straight arrow. – Sioux
76 – A rocky vineyard does not need a prayer, but a pick ax. – Navajo
77 – With all things and in all things, we are relatives. – Sioux
78 – The one who tells the stories rules the world. – Hopi
79 – The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives. – Sioux
80 – A people without a history is like the wind over buffalo grass. – Sioux
81 – The moon is not shamed by the barking of dogs. – Southwest
82 – Regard Heaven as your father, Earth as your Mother and all things as your Brothers and Sisters. – Tribe Unknown
83 – Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand. – Tribe Unknown
84 – White men have too many chiefs. – Nez Perce
85 – If a man is to do something more than human, he must have more than human powers. – Tribe Unknown
86 – The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears. – Tribe Unknown
87 – Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you. – Hopi
88 – Not every sweet root gives birth to sweet grass. – Tribe Unknown
89 – Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it. – Arapaho
90 – It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. – Tribe Unknown
91 – Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. – Cherokee
92 – No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning. – Tribe Unknown
93 – Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf. – Tribe Unknown
94 – Man has responsibility, not power. – Tuscarora
95 – The rain falls on the just and the unjust. – Hopi
96 – Each bird loves to hear himself sing. – Arapaho
97 – The way of the troublemaker is thorny. – Umpqua
98 – God gives us each a song. – Ute
99 – A man must make his own arrows. – Winnebago
100 – After dark all cats are leopards. – Zuni
101 – When you die, you will be spoken of as those in the sky, like the stars. – Yurok