Cree Proverbs

Good fortune and bad fortune arrive in the same canoe.


Follow one elk at a time.


Words are strong, brevity stronger, silence strongest.


Trust life, especially when you cannot see around the bend where she leads you.


Ask the flint-maker about flint.


A tired hunter cannot aim.


Fire in the hands of a fool becomes prairie fire.


For the man in a trap, everything is a trap.


Illusion makes the path very rocky.


The bird that flies straight is the first one to be struck by an arrow.


The log used to cross a river is left behind.


When incomprehension is great, violence is near.