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28 Maori Proverbs

  • 1. A bird which eats berries can be caught, but not a bird that eats wood. A bird which eats berries can be caught, but not a bird that eats wood.. Maori Proverb.
  • 2. A brave man who climbs trees is food for their roots. A brave man who climbs trees is food for their roots.. Maori Proverb.
  • 3. A whale's tooth in a whale's jaw. A whale's tooth in a whale's jaw.. Maori Proverb.
  • 4. A woman in the house is like a kaka in the forest. A woman in the house is like a kaka in the forest.. Maori Proverb.
  • 5. Ask me what is the greatest thing in the world, I will reply: It is people, it is people, it is people. Ask me what is the greatest thing in the world, I will reply: It is people, it is people, it is people.. Maori Proverb.
  • 6. Care for the land, Care for the people, Go forward. Care for the land, Care for the people, Go forward.. Maori Proverb.
  • 7. Desolate darkeness, desolate brightness. Desolate darkeness, desolate brightness.. Maori Proverb.
  • 8. He who stands up will live, He who sits down will perish. He who stands up will live, He who sits down will perish.. Maori Proverb.
  • 9. In a very old tree, you may be certain that the sapwood is on the outside, while the heartwood is in the middle. In a very old tree, you may be certain that the sapwood is on the outside, while the heartwood is in the middle.. Maori Proverb.
  • 10. Join those who can join sections of a canoe. Join those who can join sections of a canoe.. Maori Proverb.
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