57 Ugandan Proverbs / Page 2
21. If he has thrown the only spear he had at you, it means that he doesn't fear you.
22. If you climb up a tree, you must climb down the same tree.
23. If you have decided to eat a dog, eat a fat one.
24. In the entire world, things are two and two.
25. In the home of the coward they laugh while in the home of the brave they cry.
26. It is better that trials come to you in the beginning and you find peace afterwards than that they come to you at the end.
27. It is better to be married to an old lady than to remain unmarried.
28. Men will love each other as long as one is richer than the other.
29. Old men sit in the shade because they planted a tree many years before.
30. One who keeps saying 'I will listen and obey' will be cooked with the corn cob.
31. One who sees something good must narrate it.
32. Only a fool tries to jump in the fire.
33. Only take away the wife of a strong man when he is out.
34. Polygamy makes a husband a double-tongued man.
35. She who keeps losing children doesn't invent names anymore.
36. Sickness accompanies a waning moon; a new moon cures disease.
37. The best part of happiness lies is in the secret heart of a lover.
38. The bird that pecks at a rock trusts in the strength of its beak.
39. The hunter in pursuit of an elephant does not stop to throw stones at birds.
40. The husband is always the last to know.