23 Samoan Proverbs
1. A decision made at night may be changed in the morning.
2. Blessed is the moon; it goes but it comes back again.
3. First friends, then broken heads.
4. From the direction of the wind.
5. Gather the breadfruit from the farthest branches first.
6. Let each do his share of the work.
7. Let the crab take counsel with its leg.
8. Like a fish, one should look for a hole in the net.
9. May it end with threats and not come to blows.
10. Only the snake looks at its slayer.
11. Persevere like a bird in the wind.
12. Sin is carried in the mouth.
13. Sit and wait for the good chestnuts.
14. Stones decay; words last.
15. The careless fish will be eaten by the shark.
16. The fault was committed in the bush, but it is now talked about on the highway.
17. The grasshopper flies about, but the kingfisher watches him.
18. The knee feels the tapping.
19. The person who has burned their fingers often asks for tongs.
20. The person with burned fingers asks for tongs.