61 Beautiful Hawaiian Quotes To Uplift You And Inspire You

Hawaiian quotes can be uplifting

Only packing your bag for a great Hawaiian holiday is not enough when you truly want to love all you see on the island.

The traditions, way of life, of Hawaiians is unique, and knowing some of the Hawaiian proverbs will help you understand what they mean when they say: Aloha love gives life within. It is important to know how to greet, say thanks when traveling to a land with a rich traditional culture like Hawaii.

Wonderful Hawaiian proverbs and sayings have been handed over through generations. Most are inspiring like the one that means no kind deed has ever missed to gain rewards or the one mentioning there is no mountain that’s too high and cannot be climbed with serious effort.

An extremely popular saying expression is that when someone dare to dance, leave shame at home and be confident. They are closely related to life and many believe their lives are so closely related with the sea that many things can be unfolded by the water.

Is it your first trip to Hawaii or did you leave your heart in Hawaii to go back again?  Going to Hawaii never needs an excuse. Before you go to Hawaii, get your hands on some quotes that you can use as captions, journal expressions, and messages. For example, if someone you meet in Hawaii has recently experienced the loss of a loved one, you can use the 'until we meet again' quote. And if you find someone beautiful, you can use the word 'nani'. If you feel grateful and appreciative, use the word 'mahalo'.

We have in this list Hawaiian quotes about love, Hawaiian quotes about the ocean, Hawaiian quotes about family, Hawaiian quotes about life, Hawaiian quotes about friends, Hawaiian quotes about death, Hawaiian quotes about strength, famous Hawaiian quotes, inspirational Hawaiian quotes, famous sayings, wise sayings.

If you like the lovely Hawaiian quotes, why not look at some exciting kite surf quotes and Korean quotes.

Best Hawaiian Quotes

Most people who visit Hawaii fall in love with the islands and its people. Here are some of the best Hawaiian quotes to describe the land and its spirit.

1. “Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.”

- Paul Theroux.

2. “The history of Hawaii may be seen as a story of arrivals.”

-Susanna Moore.

3.  “Hawaii is a paradise born of fire.”

- Rand McNally.

4. ”I believe Hawaii is the most precious jewel in the world.”

- Don Ho.

5. “Coming to Hawaii is like going from black and white to color.”

- John Richard Stephens.

6. “I feel very honored that the Hawaiian spirits chose to contact me.”

- Steven Magee.

7. “Incredible as it might seem, Hawaii is like a gigantic raft, drifting slowly with the centuries.”

- Terence Barrow.

8. “Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there's music in the air there.”

- Bruno Mars.

9. “The only good thing about leaving Hawaii is that you really appreciate it when you return.”

- John Richard Stephens.

10. “A ' ohe loa i ka hana a ke aloha. Distance is ignored by love.”                                                                                                                                

― Toni Polancy, ‘Hawaii in Love’.

11. “You don't have to live in Hawaii - or even be Hawaiian - to embrace the Aloha spirit.”                                                                                                                                      

- Mark Ellman.

12. "In Hawaii, we understand that our way of life depends on a healthy ocean."                                                                                                                                

- Mazie Hirono.  

13. “Aloha. It meant welcome and homecoming. It meant love.”                                                        

- Clemence McLaren, ‘Dance for the Land’.

14. “Every wave says aloha as it kisses the beach...and the beach says aloha to every wave as it returns to the sea.”                                                                                        

- Bodhi Smith.

15. “We were on the island of Hawaii…It is not much different than films.”                                                                                                                                  - Bo Derek.

Hawaiian Quotes About Its Beauty

Hawaii can be easily voted the best tropical vacation spot! The beautiful beaches, quiet shores, steep valleys, lush mountains, offer a fantastic view. The beauty of this land has been described vividly by many well-known personalities.

16. “Hawaii is a paradise - and I can never cease proclaiming it. But I must append one word of qualification: Hawaii is a paradise for the well-to-do.”

- Jack London.

17. “The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.”

- Mark Twain.

18. “Hawaii is still the single most frequent fantasy destination…because Hawaii seduces the imagination. It's the perfect postcard - no props, no fillers.”

- Robert Wintner.

19. “Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do - the place just grows on you.”

- James MacArthur.

20. “Hawaii is the island of big dreams for both islanders and guests. Those dreams born in paradise can indeed come true.”

- Sharon Linnea.

21. “For me, the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars.”

- Joanne Harris.

22. “Hawaii is the only place in the 50 states where you can see the stars of the entire northern and southern hemispheres.”

- John Richard Stephens.

23. “The Hawaiian people have been from time immemorial lovers of poetry and music… and songs of love, and chants of worship.”

- Lydia Kamekeha Liliuokalani.

24. "I love to surf. Hawaii has some of the best waves in the world, and the most consistent as well. That's always fun."                                                                                                    

- Brendon Urie.

25. “Mauna Kea is the Standing Rock of Hawaii.”                                                                                

- Steven Magee.

26. “Smell the sea and smell the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.”                              

– Van Morrison.

Funny Hawaiian Quotes

Hawaiian quotes can put you in a good mood.

Who doesn’t like to spend time relaxing on white sandy beaches and enjoy being greeted with ‘Aloha’! A vacation in Hawaii is too good to be true and people often have funny things to say about it.  

27.  “Hawaii is the only place I know where they lay flowers on you while you are alive.”

- Will Rogers.

28.  “Even the sweetness of a freshly cut pineapple from Hawaii is a sermon.”

- J. A. Medders.

29. “Meet me where the sky touches the sea.”                                                                                              

- Jennifer Donnelly.

30.  “Being in Hawaii, it's almost impossible not to be fit, I think.”

- Henry Ian Cusick.

31. “That greeting is Aloha - love, I love you, my love to you. Good day - what is it more than an impersonal remark about the weather?”                                                                                                                                      

- Jack London.

32. “Aloha Hawaii, goodbye snow.”                                                                        

- Steven Magee.

33. “Eventually, I want to move to Hawaii and chill forever.”                                  

– Riley Keough.

34. “I thought my book was done, then we went to Hawaii and the whole last chapter happened.”                                                                                      

– Mariel Hemmingway.

Hawaiian Quotes About Traditions

There is a long list of quotes that talk a lot about Hawaiian traditions. From calling the Gods from zenith to horizon to mourning the dead, there are many funeral sayings like, ‘Love is like a cleansing dew’.

35.  “Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind.”

- 'Lilo & Stitch'.

36. “Hawaiian English is like kahiko - the ancient dance - the kanaka dance of tradition, she says, harsh moves, slaps, and full of pounding force.”

- Garrett Hongo.

37. “In Hawaii, we have something called ho'oponopono, where people come together to resolve crises and restore peace and balance.”

- Duane Chapman.

38. “No one has family in Hawaii. Everyone is family in Hawaii.”

- Richie Norton.

39. "Kaohinani is a Hawaiian word meaning gatherer of beautiful things."                                                                                                                                

- Rob Brezsny.  

40. “Aloha sacred mountain, aloha ancient Hawaiians.”

- Steven Magee.

41.  “Aloha is the unconditional desire to promote the true good of other people in a friendly spirit out of a sense of kinship.”

- Abraham Akaka.

42. "In Hawaii, some of the biggest radio stations are reggae. The local bands are heavily influenced by Bob Marley.”                                                                                                  

-Bruno Mars.

43. “The hula is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.”

- King David Kalakaua.

44. “Hawaii is a small, close community.”                                                                                                

- Jake Shimabukuro.  

Inspiring Hawaiian Sayings

Some Hawaiian quotes are funny, but they make you think.

Traditional sayings of Hawaii are words of wisdom. Each of these Hawaiian quotes has deep meaning and is a lesson to learn that’ll make you love all that you see.

45. “Make every person, place or condition better than you left it always.”                                                                                                                                                  

– Hawaiian Saying.

46. “No cliff is so tall it cannot be climbed.”                                                                                                                            

– Hawaiian Saying.

47. “Be patient. Don't give up too easily.”                                                                            

– Hawaiian Saying.

48.  “May there always be Tradewinds behind you, Rainbows above you, and Aloha all Around you."

- Kauai Blessing.

49. “Joy is in the voice of love.”                                                                                                                                                    

– Hawaiian Saying.

50. “There is life in a kindly reply.”                                                                                                                                          

– Hawaiian Saying.

51. "By listening, one understands."                                                                              

– Hawaiian Saying.

52. "May there Always be warmth in your hale, fish in your net, and Aloha in your heart."                                                                                                                                              

- Hawaiian Blessing.

53. "All knowledge is not taught in one school."                                                          

– Hawaiian Saying.

54. “A humble person walks carefully so as not to hurt others.”

- Hawaiian Funeral Saying.

Popular Hawaiian Proverbs

Has the simple life of Hawaii ever lacked its reward? Not really, the wonderful people living there who believe water are the faces of everything beautiful, have a close-knit connection with its traditions.  Hawaiian proverbs keep them inspired to live life with honesty, respect, and hard work, as they believe no good deed has ever lacked receiving great results. These Hawaiian proverbs will keep you inspired too!

55. “A bad one breaks his board.”                                                                                                  

– Hawaiian Proverb.

56. “A child behaves like those who reared him.”                                                              

– Hawaiian Proverb.

57. “Dare to dance leave shame at home.”                                                                                      

– Hawaiian Proverb.

58. “Love all you see, including yourself.”                                                                                        

– Hawaiian Proverb.

59.   “Aloha love gives life within.”                                                                                                                          

– Hawaiian Proverb.

60. “Try as you may to undo the good I have done, you cannot.”                                                  

– Hawaiian Proverb.

61. “Unfolded by the water are the faces of the flowers.”                                                              

– Hawaiian Proverb.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Hawaiian quotes, then why not take a look at Krishna quotes or [belonging quotes].



At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents.

We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it’s important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.

Kidadl provides inspiration to entertain and educate your children. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.

Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong.

Sponsorship & Advertising Policy

Kidadl is independent and to make our service free to you the reader we are supported by advertising.

We hope you love our recommendations for products and services! What we suggest is selected independently by the Kidadl team. If you purchase using the buy now button we may earn a small commission. This does not influence our choices. Please note: prices are correct and items are available at the time the article was published.

Kidadl has a number of affiliate partners that we work with including Amazon. Please note that Kidadl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.

We also link to other websites, but are not responsible for their content.

Read our Sponsorship & Advertising Policy
Get The Kidadl Newsletter

1,000 of inspirational ideas direct to your inbox for things to do with your kids.

Thank you! Your newsletter will be with you soon.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
No items found.