When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
When the child falls the mother weeps; when the mother falls the child laughs.
When the master of the house lacks wisdom, the doctor’s work is useless.
When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk.
When the village chief himself goes around inviting people to a meeting, know there is something wrong with the system.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
When there is peace in the country, the chief does not carry a shield.
When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled.
When you bear a grudge, your child will also bear a grudge.
When you know who his friend is, you know who he is.
When you live next to the cemetery, you cannot weep for everyone.
When you take a knife away from a child, give him a piece of wood instead.
Where the chief walks the disputes are settled.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Whether the knife falls on the melon or the melon on the knife, the melon suffers.
Whoever tells the truth is chased out of nine villages.
Whom a serpent has bitten a lizard alarms.
Why take away something by force which you can obtain by love.
Wisdom breaks a taut bow.
Wisdom does not come overnight.
Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.
Source: Akan Ewe
Wisdom is wealth.
Without a leader, black ants are confused.
Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.
You can tell a ripe corn by its look.
You cannot beat a child to take away its tears.
You know who you love, but you can’t know who loves you.
You must eat an elephant one bite at a time.
You must judge a man by the work of his hands.
You only understand the joys of parenthood when you have your first child, you only understand the mystery of death when in mourning.