28 New Zealander Proverbs
1. A hand that is ready to hit may cause you great trouble.
2. A house full of people is a house full of different points of view.
3. A house full of people is filled with different points of view.
4. A little axe, when well used, brings lots of food.
5. A warrior dies in battle; a mountain climber on the rocks, but a farmer dies of old age.
6. Be quick to follow up an advantage.
7. Boast during the day; be humble at night.
8. Can I pull down the sun with a forked stick, or prevent it from running its course?
9. Don't lean on your fellow men -- theirs is an ever moving support.
10. Don't spend time with people who don't respect you.
11. Even food can attack.
12. Hold on tight to the words of your ancestors.
13. In peace be faithful; in war be valiant.
14. In this world I greet my oldest survivor -- the earth.
15. Let someone else sing your praise.
16. Let us hurry and finish up the food; when visitors arrive, the meal will be over.
17. Never spend time with people who don't respect you.
18. Old canoes can be restored, but youth and beauty cannot.
19. Only the foolish visit the land of the cannibals.
20. Persist as resolutely as you persist in eating.