A fool is like the big drum that beats fast but does not realize its hollowness.
An ox with long horns, even if he does not butt, will be accused of butting.
Anything with scales counts as fish.
Do not measure another man's coat on your body.
Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
He who has learned how to steal, must learn how to hang.
If there is no reason, why would the tempua bird nest on the low branches?
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind.
One who sits by the well will never go thirsty.
Smack a tray of water and you get to wash your face.
The deep sea can be fathomed, but who knows the hearts of men?
The existence of the sea means the existence of pirates.
The turtle lays thousands of eggs without anyone knowing, but when the hen lays an egg, the whole country is informed.
Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the ground.
To bend a bamboo, start when it is a shoot.
Where there is sugar, there are bound to be ants.
Where there's a carcass, there will be vultures.
You can't get at the precious sago without first breaking the bark.