Ghanaian proverbs

No.VirtueGhanaian proverbEnglish TransliterationMeaning
1UnityFuntumfunafu ne dɛnkyɛmfunafu wɔn afuru bom nanso woredidi a na wɔreko efiri sɛ aduane dɛ yɛte no wɔ menetwitwie mu.Democracy and unity in diversity.
2Vigilance"Though I am not edible," says the vulture, "yet I nurse my eggs in the branches of a tall tree because man is hard to be trusted."
3ProcrastinationBerɛ annuru annuru a,
Procrastination is the thieve of time.
4ReincarnationOdomankoma bɔ owuo ma owuo kum noThe Creator created death only for death to kill him.Immortality of God.
5RespectIt's always through the help of someone that you get somewhere.We should help each other.
6HarmonyTwo men in a burning house must not stop to argue.We should avoid unnecessary arguments.
7Financial ResponsibilityOne cannot both feast and become rich.We must practice saving.
8TogethernessOne tree cannot be a forestWe achieve more if we work together.
9PowerTumi te sɛ kosua, woso mu den a, ɛpae; na sɛ woanso mu yie nso a, efiri wo nsa bo famu ma ɛpae.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.We must temper justice with mercy.
10UniquenessMako nyinaa mpatu mmere.All peppers do not ripe simultaneously.Everyone is unique.
11ProtectionA woman is a flower in a garden; her husband is the fence around it.Husband must protect his wife.
12CautionAnyigba sese gake agama do na afɔ anyi blewuu.Though the earth is solid, the chameleon makes cautious steps on it.We must exercise caution in out daily activities.
13AdviceYetu wo fo na wantie a, wokɔ anteade.We must listen to good advice.
14MoneyMoney is sharper than a sword.We must have respect for money.