Ghanaian Proverbs


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True power comes through cooperation and silence.

When a man is wealthy he may wear an old cloth.

When you go to someone else’s house and the owner is squatting there on the ground, you do not ask for a stool.

You don’t pick birds’ nests on the way, when you are going to a city full of birds.

Two small antelopes can beat a big one.

When a man's coat is threadbare, it is easy to pick a hole in it.

When you push an old woman, where she falls should not be your headache.

You don't need a light to see someone you know intimately at night.

We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today.

When a sheikh is getting drown then you are asking of his hat.

Where error gets to, correction cannot reach.

You drain off water from the canoe in which you travel.

What is bad luck for one man is good luck for another.

When a woman is hungry, she says, "Roast something for the children that they might eat."

Where there is a head, one does not put a hat on the knee.

You make a new arrow by comparing it to an old one.

What people get by hard work they don't get for their neighbors.

When someone is already approaching, there is no need to say "Come here."

Why you should I allow a snake to bite me, when there is a stick in the house.

You must act as if it is impossible to fail.

What the cat sees and turns its eyes away from, the dog sees and barks at.

When the bag tears, the shoulders get a rest.

Will always wear a hat as long as the head is not decapitated.

You should not hoard your money and die of hunger.

Whatever is destined to succeed knows no failure.

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