Hawaiian Sentiments ~ Hawaiian Phrases, Quotes & Proverbs
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Here are some common Hawaiian phrases:
All my love: Aloha Nui Loa
Congratulations: Ho’omaika’i ‘ana
Fair winds and following seas: Makani ‘olu’olu e kai malie
Good Luck: Pomaika’i
Happy Anniversary: Hau’oli La Ho’omana’o
Happy Birthday: Hau’oli La Hanau
Happy Father’s Day: Hau’oli La Makuakane
Happy Mother’s Day: Hau’oli La Makuahine
Hello, Goodbye or Love: Aloha
I am glad to have you in my life: Hau’oli wau aia oe ma Ko’u ola
I love you: Aloha au ia ‘oe
Thank you very much: Mahalo Nui Loa
Until we meet again: A hui hou kakou
Proverbs of Love
Kahuna Nui Hale Kealohalani Makua – “Love all you see, including yourself.” — Hale Makua
E Hoomau Maua Kealoha – (May our love last forever.)
Aloha Aku No, Aloha Mai No – (I give my love to you, you give your love to me.)
`A`ohe loa i ka hana a ke aloha – (Distance is ignored by love.)
Ua ola loko i ke aloha – (Love gives life within.)
He kehau ho`oma`ema`e ke aloha – (Love is like a cleansing dew.)
He ‘Olina Leo Ka Ke Aloha – (Joy is in the voice of love.)
Ho’i Hou Ke Aloha – (Let us fall in love all over again.)
No Keia La, No Keia Po, A Mau Loa – (From this day, from this night, forever more.)
Hele mai ho’ohiwahiwa – (To honor.)
Noho me ka hau’oli – (Be happy.)
Kuhi no ka lima, hele no ka maka. – (Where the hands move, there let the eyes follow.)
Proverbs of Inspiration
Kulia i ka nu’u – (Strive to reach the highest.)
Mohala i ka wai ka maka o ka pua – (Unfolded by the water are the faces of the flowers.)
Ua ola no i ka pane a ke aloha – (There is life in a kindly reply.)
`A`ohe lokomaika`i i nele i ke pâna`i – (No kind deed has ever lacked its reward.)
A’a i ka hula, waiho i ka maka’u i ka hale – (Dare to dance, leave shame at home.)
‘A’OHE PU’U KI’EKI’E KE HO’A’O ‘IA E PI’I – (No cliff is so tall it cannot be climbed.)
Ua Kuluma Ke Kanaka I Ke Aloha – (It Is Natural For People To Behave In a Loving Way.)
Ku’ia kahele aka na’au ha’aha’a – (A Humble Person Walks Carefully So As Not To Hurt Others.)
E hele me ka pu’olo – (Always Take An Offering With You. Make Every Person Place or Condition Better Than You Left It Always. Wherever You Go, Always Take Something With You.) …This Is The Sacred Hawaiian Way, the Way of Abundant Flow Honoring Ke Akua (God) and His Creation Which is Nature.)
Aloha is a value, one of unconditional love.
Aloha is the outpouring and receiving of the spirit.
The value of work: To work with intent and with purpose.
To “seek best life.” Our purpose in life is to seek its highest form.
The value of mission and vision.
The value of perseverance. To persist, to continue, to perpetuate. Never give up.
KŪLIA I KA NU‘U:
The value of achievement and excellence. “Strive to reach the summit.”
Pursue personal excellence in all you do.
Those who are family, and those you choose to call your family.
As a value, ‘Ohana is a human circle of complete Aloha.
The value of teamwork: Collaboration and cooperation. Harmony and unity.
People who work together can achieve more.
The Kaona of LOKAHI, Is Inherent ONENESS, Connectedness to the Heaven, to the Earth, and All Life and All Relations.
The value of communication, for “All of us.” We are in this together.
Learn to speak the language of we. The Kaona Is All Inclusiveness. We Are One.
One’s personal sense of Responsibility and Sacred Duty.
“I accept my responsibilities and Reason for Being, and I will be held accountable.”
The value of learning. To know well. To seek knowledge and wisdom. We Are Here To Learn, Grow and Expand into Greater Aloha/Love/Harmony as We Walk Up the Mountain of Life.
The value of humility. Be humble, be modest, and open your thoughts.
To honor the dignity of others.
Conduct yourself with distinction, and cultivate respectfulness.
The value of leadership. Lead with initiative, and with your good example.
You shall be the guide for others when you have gained their trust and respect.
The value of stewardship. To take care of.
To serve and to honor, to protect and care for.
“Thank you”, as a way of living.
Live in thankfulness for the richness that makes life so precious.
NĀNĀ I KE KUMU:
Look to your Sense of Place and sources of spirit, and you find your truth.
KA LĀ HIKI OLA:
“The dawning of a new day.” Optimism.
The value of hope and promise.
…and one of the most well known and used philosophies of Hawaiians of yesterday and today:
The value of integrity, of rightness and balance.
The feeling of contentment when all is good and all is right.