Ghanaian Proverbs

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A straight tree never lasts in the forest. ~Ghanaian proverb

A crab does not beget a bird. ~Ghanaian proverb

A cracked bell can never sound well. ~Ghanaian proverb

A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer. ~Ghanaian proverb

A woman is a flower in a garden; her husband is the fence around it. ~Ghanaian proverb

He who seems to be for you may be working against you. ~Ghanaian proverb

Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together. ~Ghanaian proverb

Let not what you cannot do tear you from what you can do. ~Ghanaian proverb

Hunger is felt by a slave and hunger is felt by a king. ~Ghanaian proverb

If things are getting easier, maybe you’re headed downhill. ~Ghanaian proverb

If an opportunity is not taken when it comes, it passes away. ~Ghanaian proverb

If the strong man has nothing else, he can at least command others. ~Ghanaian proverb

The length of a frog can only be determined after it dies. ~Ghanaian proverb

Do good because of tomorrow. ~Ghanaian proverb

You must act as if it is impossible to fail. ~Ghanaian proverb

So many little things makes a man love a woman in a big way. ~Ghanaian proverb

Do not follow the path. Go where there is no path to begin a trail. ~Ghanaian proverb

If a blind man says he will throw a stone at you, he probably has his foot on one. ~Ghanaian proverb

Got a stone but didn’t get a nut to crack, got a nut but didn’t get a stone to crack it with. ~Ghanaian proverb

It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man. ~Ghanaian proverb

It is easy to become a monk in one’s old age. ~Ghanaian proverb

No one tests the depth of the river with both feet. ~Ghanaian proverb

Where error gets to, correction cannot reach. ~Ghanaian proverb

Be glad you are unknown, for when you are known, you would wish you weren’t. ~Ghanaian proverb

If you are on the road to nowhere, find another road. ~Ghanaian proverb

One falsehood spoils a thousand truths. ~Ghanaian proverb

When you are sitting in your own house, you don’t learn anything. You must get out of your house to learn. ~Ghanaian proverb

It is a child who has never traveled who says that only his mother prepares tasty meals. ~Ghanaian proverb

The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people. ~Ghanaian proverb

A knife does not know who is its master. ~Ghanaian proverb

A slave does not choose his master. ~Ghanaian proverb

A woman is like a blanket: If you cover yourself with it, it bothers you; if you throw it aside you will feel the cold. ~Ghanaian proverb

By going and coming, a bird weaves its nest. ~Ghanaian proverb

He who is guilty has much to say. ~Ghanaian proverb

If a woman gets rich she changes into a man. ~Ghanaian proverb

If the hunter comes back with mushrooms, don’t ask him how his hunt was. ~Ghanaian proverb

If we knew where death resided, we would never stay there. ~Ghanaian proverb

If you are in hiding, don’t light a fire. ~Ghanaian proverb

It is no shame at all to work for money. ~Ghanaian proverb

It is the wife who knows her husband. ~Ghanaian proverb

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