Popular New Zealander Proverbs
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• The kumara never talks about how sweet it is.

• It is woman and land that chiefly destroy men.

• Old canoes can be restored, but youth and beauty cannot.

• Though my present may be small, my love goes with it.

• A full stomach causes a bird to sing, a man to laugh.

• Boast during the day; be humble at night.

• Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

• Only the foolish visit the land of the cannibals.

• In peace be faithful; in war be valiant.

• There is more than one way to achieve an objective.

• The block of wood should not dictate to the carver.

• The more you ask how much longer it will take, the longer the journey will seem.

• Let someone else sing your praise.

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