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Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings

Hawaiian Words of Wisdom

Source: Mary Kawena Pukui

Hawaii State Seal

Ua mau ke ea o ka `aina i ka pono.

The life of the land is preserved in righteousness.

Motto of Hawai`i.



Stand firm.

Motto of Queen Lili`uokalani.


Nana ka maka;
ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
pa`a ka waha.

Observe with the eyes;
listen with the ears;
shut the mouth.

Thus one learns.

Why I love Hawaii
No ke aha lā i aloha Hawaii kai (Why I love Hawaii)


Hawaii License Plate
e hele me ka maluhia (go in peace)

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Words That Shine A Light

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.  Steve Jobs

He not busy being born is busy dying.  Bob Dylan

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.  Thomas A. Edison

Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.  Grace Slick

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.  Leonard Cohen

All you need is love.  John Lennon


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“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”-Pablo Picasso

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”-Dr. Seuss

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for  us.”-Alexander Graham Bell

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