I love the wisdom of proverbs and I recently came across this site with a list of Hawaiian proverbs. One of my favorite Hawaiian proverbs is:
I mohala no ka lehua i ke ke’ekehi ‘ia e ka ua.
Translation: The Lehua blossom unfolds when the rains tread on it.
Explanation: People respond better to gentle words than to scoldings.
Wouldn’t you agree?