These Native American Indian quotes are listed under the tribes that I have been able to source. There is also a page of Native American Sayings from unknown sources and the main page of quotes from Native American People.
Previously, these quotes were just attributed to ‘Native American’ so the older picture quotes on this page do not have the tribes on them.
Native American Indian Quotes: Anishinabe
What the people believe.. is true.
Native American Indian Quotes: Apache
It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.
Native American Indian Quotes: Arapaho
All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.
Before eating, always take time to thank the food.
If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.
When we show respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Native American Indian Quotes: Blackfoot
Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way.
When we lift our hands we signify our dependence on the Great Spirit.
Native American Indian Quotes: Cherokee
Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
Have a vision not clouded by fear.
Learn to know and like yourself.
Learn to be your own best friend.
May your way be blessed with life by the unifying force of the Great Holy Spirit.
Or your tongue will make you deaf.
May the warm winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there
May your moccasins
Make happy tracks
In many snows
And may the rainbow
Always touch your shoulder
O Great Spirit: Help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.
The whole Earth belongs to the Great Spirit.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Native American Indian Quotes: Cheyenne
If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove.
Our first teacher is our own heart.
Native Indian Quotes: Chinook
Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the earth, our planet home, with its beautiful depths and soaring heights, its vitality and abundance of life, and together we ask that it… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the mountains, the Cascades and the Olympics, the high green valleys and meadows filled with wild flowers, the snows that never melt, the summits of intense silence, and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the land which grows our food, the nurturing soil, the fertile fields, the abundant gardens and orchards, and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the forests, the great trees reaching strongly to the sky and the earth in their roots and the heavens in their branches, the fir and the pine and the cedar, and we ask them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the creatures of the fields and forests and the seas, our brothers and sisters the wolves and deer, the eagle and dove, the great whales and dolphin, the beautiful Orca and salmon who share our Northwest home, and we ask them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon all those who have lived on this earth, our ancestors and our friends, who dreamed the best for our future generations, and upon whose lives our lives our built, and with thanksgiving, we call upon them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
And lastly, we call upon all that we hold most sacred, the presence and power of the Great Spirit of love and truth which flows through all the Universe, to be with us to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
Native Indian Quotes: Comanche
All who have died are equal.
Native Indian Quotes: Como
I am opening my heart to speak to you..
Open yours to receive my words.
I love the land on which I was born, the trees which cover it, and the grass growing on it. It feeds us well.
Native Indian Quotes: Crow
Man’s law changes with his understanding of man.
Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same.
You already possess everything necessary to become great.
Native American Indian Quotes: Dakota
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
Native American Indian Quotes: Hopi
All dreams spin out from the same web.
Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.
The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things.
Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you.
Native American Indian Quotes: Inca
Might I behold Thee
Might I know Thee
Might I consider Thee
Might I understand Thee
O Lord of the Universe
Native American Indian Quotes: Iroquois
We return thanks to our mother,
the Earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the Earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of her children.
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Native American Indian Quotes: Kiowa
Walk gently in the spring.. Mother Earth is pregnant.
Native American Indian Quotes: Lakota
A man or woman with many children has many homes.
Everything the power does, it does in a circle.
Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance.
Friend do it this way – that is
Whatever you do in life
Do the very best you can
With both your heart and mind
And if you do it that way
The Power Of The Universe
Will come to your assistance
If your heart and mind are in Unity
When one sits in the Hoop Of The People
One must be responsible because
All of Creation is related
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all
And the honor of one is the honor of all
And whatever we do
Affects everything in the Universe
If you do it that way – that is
If you truly join your heart and mind
As One – whatever you ask for
That’s the way it’s going to be
(passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman)
Teach me how to trust:
My heart, my mind
My intuition, my inner knowing
The senses of my body
The blessings of my spirit
Teach me to trust these things:
So that I may enter my sacred space
And love beyond my fear
And thus walk in balance
With the passing of each glorious sun
Whatever you do in life, do the very best you can, with both your heart and mind.
Native American Indian Quotes: Lumbee
Seek wisdom, not knowledge.
Knowledge is of the past.
Wisdom is of the future.
Native American Indian Quotes: Maricopa
Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.
Native American Quotes: Mohawk
A good chief gives, he does not take.
Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.
Native American Quotes: Navajo
You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
Native American Quotes: Sauk
Sharing and giving are the ways of God.
Native American Quotes: Seneca
The Great Spirit does right. He knows what is best for His children.
Native American Quotes: Shawnee
Do not hurt your neighbor, for it is not him you wrong but yourself.
Native American Quotes: Tuscarora
They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.
Native American Quotes: Ute
Earth teach me quiet…
as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering…
as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility…
as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring…
as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage…
as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation…
as the ant that crawls on the ground
Earth teach me freedom…
as the eagle that soars in the sky
Earth teach me acceptance…
as the leaves that die each fall
Earth teach me renewal…
as the seed that rises in the spring
Earth teach me to forget myself…
as melted snow forgets its life
Earth teach me to remember kindness…
as dry fields weep with rain
God gives us each a song.
Native American: People
Native American: Unknown Source