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English Proverbs & Sayings

Alphabetical List - C


(A) calm sea does not make a skilled
 sailor.
A person shows their competence or ability when difficulties arise.
Care is no cure Worrying about something does not solve the problem.
(A) cat has nine lives. 1) Cats can survive many accidents because
    they land on their feet without injury.
2) Nine lives = 3 years to play, 3 years to
    stray, 3 years to stay.
(A) chain is no stronger than its  weakest link. The strength of a group depends on each individual member.
(A) change is as good as a rest. A change in routine is often as refreshing as a break or a holiday.
Charity begins at home. A person's first duty is to help and care for his own family.
Children are certain cares but uncertain comforts Children are bound to cause anxiety but do not always bring joy.
Children and fools tell the truth. Neither children nor fools know that it is sometimes advantageous to lie.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. A clean body is just as important as a pure soul.
Clear moon, frost soon. If the atmosphere is clear, frost may form.
(A) closed mouth catches no flies. If you learn when to keep silent you will avoid trouble.
Clothes don't make the man. Appearances can be deceiving.
(A) constant guest is never welcome. If you come to visit too often, your host will be less pleased to see you.
Constant occupation prevents temptation. When you are busy working, you avoid temptation.
Courtesy is contagious If you are polite to other people, they will be polite to you.
No cure no pay If the results promised are not produced, there will be no payment.
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