Ghanaian Proverbs

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Deserted Ghanaian beach

  • A straight tree never lasts in the forest.
  • A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer.
  • A crab does not beget a bird.
  • Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.
  • The length of a frog can only be determined after it dies.
  • You must act as if it is impossible to fail.
  • No one tests the depth of the river with both feet.
  • One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.

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5 thoughts on “Ghanaian Proverbs

    che said:
    December 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Love this site the quotes inspire me

    George said:
    August 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    this is superb

    John Nana Ampomah said:
    July 12, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I love this site. I will be glad if you send me more proverbs. Thank you

    Osman kareem said:
    November 7, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I love this site for sure.

    Aliu Yakubu said:
    April 2, 2014 at 11:06 am

    This is the best proverb i have never came across.

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