Five North American Tribal Proverbs

OMAHA PROVERB “It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.”

ONONDAGA PROVERB “We stand somewhere between the mountain and the ant.”

SHOSHONE PROVERB “When a favour is shown to a white man, he feels it in his head and the tongue speaks out; when a kindness is shown to an Indian, he feels it in his heart and the heart has no tongue.”

LAKOTA PROVERB “Do not speak of evil for it creates curiosity in the hearts of the young.”

CREE PROVERB “Knowledge that is not used is abused.”

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