143 Ghanaian Proverbs
1. A calf that is sucking does not bellow.
2. A child does not laugh at the ugliness of his mother.
3. A child who is to be successful is not reared exclusively on a bed of down.
4. A crab does not beget a bird.
5. A cracked bell can never sound well.
6. A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer.
7. A knife does not know who is its master.
8. A powerful deity is the one to whom sacrifices are offered.
9. A slave does not choose his master.
10. A stranger dances - he does not sing.
11. A woman is a flower in a garden; her husband is the fence around it.
12. 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.
13. A woman is like a rat: even if it grows up in your house, it steals from you.
14. A Worthy cause is worth pursuing to the end.
15. An army is driven back by courage and not by insults, however many.
16. By going and coming, a bird weaves its nest.
17. By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.
18. Death has the key to open the miser's chest.
19. Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.
20. Don't expect to be offered a chair when you visit a place where the chief himself sits on the floor.