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Proverbs from all Hawaiian speaking parts of the world.
- E noho iho i ke opu weuweu, mai ho ` oki`eki`e.
- Translation: Remain among the clumps of grass and do not elevate yourself.
- English equivalent: The meek shall inherit the earth.
- Meaning: "Humility will ultimately be rewarded."
- Every man I meet is in some way my superior; and in that I can learn of him.
- Ralph Waldo EmersonAs quoted in Think, Vol. 4-5 (1938), p. 32
- Source for meaning of English equivalent: Martin H. Manser (2007). The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs. Infobase Publishing. p. 186. ISBN 978-0-8160-6673-5.
- Redfern (2009). Ancient Wisdoms: Exploring the Mysteries and Connections. AuthorHouse. p. 115. ISBN 1449057608.
- O ka makapo wale no ka mea hapapa i ka pouli.
- Translation: Only the blind gropes in the darkness.
- English equivalent: Standing pools gathers mud.
- Meaning: If you have no direction in life, you'll get nowhere or another way to put it is, "If you're going nowhere, you're guaranteed to get there."
- Redfern (2009). Ancient Wisdoms: Exploring the Mysteries and Connections. AuthorHouse. p. 114. ISBN 1449057608.