One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
One cannot both feast and become rich.
Money is sharper than a sword.
It is Mr. Old-Man-Monkey who marries Mrs.Old-Woman-Monkey.
Hate has no medicine.
Fire and gunpowder are not bedfellows.
You cannot hide behind your finger.
A crab does not beget a bird.
There is no medicine against old age.
The rich man may wear old clothes.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
Nobody is shamed twice.
There is bound to be a knot in a very long string.
A child who is to be successful is not reared exclusively on a bed of down.
Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.
He who marries a real beauty is seeking trouble.
It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.
Rain wets a leopard’s skin, but it does not wash out the spots.
Though the lion and the antelope happen to live in the same forest, the antelope still has time to grow up.
A knife does not know who is its master.
You cannot kill an elephant with bullets of wax.
Hunger is felt by a slave and hunger is felt by a king.
It is the fool whose own tomatoes are sold to him.
The chicken also knows when it’s morning, but still watches the mouth of the cock.
Two small antelopes can beat a big one.
A stranger does not skin a sheep that is paid as a fine at a chief’s court.
When a man’s coat is threadbare, it is easy to pick a hole in it.
Hunger is felt by slave and king alike.
It is the wife who knows her husband.
The chicken is never declared in the court of hawks.
What is bad luck for one man is good luck for another.
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.
If a woman gets rich she changes into a man.
Misfortune does not restrict his visits to one day.
The family is like the forest: if you are outside, it is dense; if you are inside, you see that each tree has its own position.
When a king has good counsellors, his reign is peaceful.
An army is driven back by courage and not by insults, however many.
It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.
It is easy to become a monk in one’s old age.
Since the beggar would come any way, it’s best to invite him first.
There is no medicine to cure hatred.
A good woman should be as bright as sunshine, as black as ink, and as sweet as honey.
If you come near the river, you will hear the crab cough.
The “obereku” bird should be eaten hot.
The soul of a rich man has no taboos.
A calf that is sucking does not bellow.
You make a new arrow by comparing it to an old one.
He who falls victim to his enemies can expect no mercy.
If you go too near your relatives, they will not respect you.
The army of the palm tree is its branches.
A child does not laugh at the ugliness of his mother.
He who seems to be for you may be working against you.
If youthful pride were wealth, then every man would have had it in his lifetime.
The blacksmith in one village becomes a blacksmith’s apprentice in another.
The witch is going! The witch is going! but if you are not a witch you don’t turn around to look.
A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer.
However high you lift the kid goat, you place it gently on the ground.
It is not only one person who bathes in the witch’s water.
he blood soup made of one palm nut is shared in little drops.
The witch kills “he ate and he did not give me”, but she does not kill, “he gave me too little.
A powerful deity is the one to whom sacrifices are offered.
I will get it because I can, one says with a reason.
The goat says: “Nobody willingly walks to his own death..
There is no distinction among the common baskets made of palm branches.
A stranger dances – he does not sing.
If an opportunity is not taken when it comes, it passes away.
Ghanian proverbs are particularly insightful and therefore smart to use. I here describe such proverbs related to Ghanian people. Enjoy the Ghanian Proverbs which are given above the page.