28 Maori Proverbs / Page 2
- 11. Land is permanent, man disappears.
- 12. Let someone else acknowledge your virtues.
- 13. Like the migrating Maruiwi, who all disappeared into the world of spirits Dead like the moa.
- 14. Many make the descent to eternal darkness but few ascend to heaven.
- 15. Many stars cannot be concealed by a small cloud.
- 16. My totara sapling so suddenly broken off.
- 17. Only the foolish visit the land of the cannibals.
- 18. Persist as resolutely as you persist in eating.
- 19. The block of wood should not dictate to the carver.
- 20. The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.
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