List of Hawaiian Proverbs Sayings

A coral reef strengthens into land.

Enjoy the beat of other drums, but this is my song.

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There is life in the rain.

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A bad one breaks his board.

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In language there is life, in language there is death.

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When one dreams of a canoe, there will be no luck the next day.

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Dip your paddle in and join the effort.

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The awkward person always breaks the board in riding on the surf.

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A person who talks about his inferiors hasn't any.

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Where the hands move, there let the eyes follow.

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Go inquire of the other birds.

Go inquire of the other birds.

A coral reef hardens into land.

A coral reef hardens into land.

The stars are the eyes of heaven.

The stars are the eyes of heaven.

When love is given, love should be returned, anger gives no life.

When love is given, love should be returned, anger gives no life.

Paddle together, bail, paddle; paddle, bail; paddle towards the land.

Paddle together, bail, paddle; paddle, bail; paddle towards the land.

Be one in love.

Be one in love.

The rippling water where birds gather.

The rippling water where birds gather.

Watch out lest the canoe land on a rocky reef.

Watch out lest the canoe land on a rocky reef.

A coral reef strengthens into land.

A coral reef strengthens into land. *

Sweet tongues buy horses on credit.

Hi is as albatross that observes the ocean.

A heart as big as a house.

Unite to move forward.

The rain follows after the forest.

You are a chief because of your people.

In the word is life, in the word is death.

Love is worn like a wreath through the summers and the winters.

The great night that provides, the great day that neglects.

A full sail helped him to arrive.

While the sun is still up, let people work that the earth may live.

Someone who speaks about "my inferiors" doesn't have them.

Continue to do good, and heaven will come down to you.

The leopard does not change his spots.

A good surfer will not get wet.

No canoe is defiant on a stormy day.

Knowledge is gained in many schools.

Do not allow sins to get beyond creeping.

The Lehua blossom unfolds when the rains tread on it.

Abuse is like a god that destroys his master.

Unfolded by the water are faces of the flowers. Flowers thrive where there is water, as thriving people are found where living conditions are good.

Those above are going down, those below are going up.

Hush, lest the wind arise.

Wield the paddles together.

No one is hurt by doing the right thing.

The growth of love is the essence within the soul.

If you plan for a year, plant kalo. If you plan for ten years, plant koa. If you plan for one-hundred years, teach the children.

Rains always follow the forest.

Rains always follow the forest.

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All knowledge is not taught in one school.

All knowledge is not taught in one school.

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When the rain fell at Puuohaloa where were you.

When the rain fell at Puuohaloa where were you.

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The fish at the top edge of the fire.

The fish at the top edge of the fire.

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