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famous native american saying...[show me and i will learn...etc{?

what is the famous native american saying that goes something like

show me and i will learn

tell me and i will listen

and so on

whats the whole saying?

and whats its history?


3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.

    several sources say this is a Chinese proverb, and one source I found said it is a Native American saying. I could find no specific origin however.

  • 7 years ago

    “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This is my favourite quote at all times. This quote was from Benjamin Franklin (an American Politician), he was born 17/01/1906 and died in 17/04/1790, he had more than 900+ quotes.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have always thought/been told that it was a Chinese proverb.

    Tell me, I’ll forget

    Show me, I’ll remember

    Involve me, I’ll understand

    Source(s): I am Apache/Navajo
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