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.

Lili’uokalani
Lili’uokalani

`Onipa`a.

Stand firm.

Motto of Queen Lili`uokalani.

Kahuna
Kahuna

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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