Timeless Wisdom from Native Americans

“When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.” – Lakota

“Man’s law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same.” – Crow

“Our first teacher is our own heart.” – Cheyenne

“It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.” – Apache

“All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.” – Arapaho

“When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.”– Arapaho

“We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.” – Qwatsinas (Hereditary Chief Edward Moody), Nuxalk Nation

“Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something. “ – Maricopa

“The soul would have no rainbows if the eyes had no tears.”

– Painting: A native American girl by Karen Noles , USA