Category: Ghanaian Proverbs

  • Snake

    Adinkra although thE snakE doEs not fly it CatchEs thE bird whosE homE is in thE sky. English Although the snake does not fly it catches the bird whose home is in the sky.

  • Fire and Gunpowder

    Adinkra firE and gunpowdEr do not slEEp togEthEr. English Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.

  • Work

    Adinkra it is no shamE at all to work for monEy. English It is no shame at all to work for money.

  • Seeds

    Adinkra if all sEEds that fall wErE to grow, thEn no onE Could follow thE path undEr thE trEEs. English If all seeds that fall were to grow, then no one could follow the path under the trees.

  • Lizard

    Adinkra a lizard that knows how to hidE grows to bEComE a CroCodilE. English A lizard that knows how to hide grows to become a crocodile.

  • Money

    Adinkra monEy is sharpEr than a sword. English Money is sharper than a sword.

  • Woman and Flower

    Adinkra a woman is a flowEr in a gardEn; hEr husband is thE fEnCE around it. English A woman is a flower in a garden; her husband is the fence around it.

  • Power

    Adinkra thE rEsponsibility of powEr is likE holding an Egg. grasp it too tightly and it will drip through your fingErs; hold it too loosEly and it will drop and brEak. English The responsibility of power is like holding an egg. Grasp it too tightly and it will drip through your fingers; hold it too […]

  • Antelope

    Adinkra thE antElopE says that if you stay at onE spot in thE forEst for far too long, you will bEcomE thirsty. English The antelope says that if you stay at one spot in the forest for far too long, you will become thirsty.

  • Knife

    Adinkra a knifE doEs not know who is its mastEr. English A knife does not know who is its master.