“If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains as is.”

~Egyptian proverb

“Lack of money is lack of friends; if you have money at your disposal, every dog and goat will claim to be related to you.”

~Yoruba proverb

“Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.”

~Russian proverb

“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading in the same direction, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only one wasting time is the one who runs around and around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.”

~Hindu proverb

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”

~Chinese proverb

“Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe.”

~Indian proverb

“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.”

~Ancient Native American proverb

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”

~Indian proverb

“A person consists of his faith. Whatever is his faith, even so is he.”

~Indian proverb

“Our first teacher is our own heart.”


“Grown men may learn from very little children, for the hearts of little children are pure, and, therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.”

~Black Elk

“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.”

~Crowfoot (chief of the Canadian Blackfoot tribe)

“After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.”

~Italian proverb

“You can often find in rivers what you cannot find in oceans.”

~Indian proverb

“Blaming your faults on your nature does not change the nature of your faults.”

~Indian proverb

“Conquer a man who never gives by gifts; Subdue untruthful men by truthfulness; Vanquish an angry man by gentleness; And overcome the evil man by goodness.”

~Indian proverb