Popular Cook Islander Proverbs
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• Aim for the highest cloud so that if you miss it, you will hit a lofty mountain.

• As man disappears from sight, the land remains.

Leave your praises for someone else.

With your basket and my basket the people will live.

The flounder (fish) does not return to his dust.

• Don't die like a octopus, die like a hammerhead shark.

Like the rain that pelts down upon the roof, the lips of women move below.

The kumara (sweet potatoe) does not say how sweet he is.

• It is the octopus who says sitting is working.

• Marry a man with calloused hands.

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