Important Proverbs which start with the letter ‘C’
Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.
Husbands action and wife’s reaction.
Calf love, half love; old love, cold love.
Calf’s and old’s love cannot be perfect one.
Call me not on olive, till thou see me gathered.
Perfectly matched to other.
Call no man happy till he dies.
Troubles are on, till death.
Call the bear uncle till you are safe across the bridge.
Where the relations are based on timely requirement.
Calm weather in June sets corn in tune.
Good crop condition.
Capital is dead labour.
Capital earns money motionlessly so called dead labour.
Cards are the devil’s books.
Entertainment tools of evil persons.
Care and diligence bring luck.
Luck depends on care and hard work.
Care is no cure.
Care may help but treatment is essential for cure someone. Without treatment care is no cure.
Care killed a cat.
Somewhere carelessness is better and care kills.
Cast a bone in the Devils teeth.
Thus devil will not harm you.
Cast never clout till may be out.
Patching of cloth or leather should not be cast till itself to begin cast.
Cast not out the foul water till you bring in the clean.
Replace than when replacement be with you.
Catch not the shadow and lose the substance.
Importance of essential part.
Catching fish is not the whole of fishing.
Little doing is not the all doing.
Cats eat what housewives spares.
What is niggardly saved is often squandered.
Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.
Caution is also a kind of wise conduct.
Cavil will enter in at any hole and if it finds none it will make one.
Says for a perfect critic. Capable of criticizing causewise and if there is no cause he invent it.
Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
Fools subjects are always unimportant.
Changing of words is the lightening of hearts.
Relation between talking and feelings of hearts.
Charity and pride both feed the poor.
Both are fruitful to poors.
Charity begins at home.
When your home deserves best to start with.
Cats hide their claws.
Opportunities hide their intentions.
Cats will alter kind.
Place of kittens changed by cat so many times when they are newly born.
Charity covers a multitude of sins.
When some one act to hide his faults. Or faults are the main cause of charity.
Charity is more blessed to give than receive.
Where giving is more noble.
Cheat me in the price but not in the goods.
When preference given to quality than to price.
Cheat or be cheated is something called business.
Satisfaction of a buyer and a seller both.
Cheese and money should always sleep together one night.
Cheese making’s procedure takes a night time and you cannot sell that before the completion of process so that’s why we says that cheese and money should always sleep together one night.
Child is the father of man.
Normally children obey their father’s instructions because they are children. So in this manner somewhere child is also a father of man because father also obey’s child’s desires.
Children are to be deceived with comfits and men with oaths.
Children deceived by greed and men by faith.
Children and chicken must be always picking.
Both hath selective ability.
Children and fools have merry lives.
Both are unable to understand the ground realities of life.
Children and fools speak the truth.
Both are innocent and foolish enough to know the ever speaking truths negative result.
Children are certain cares, but uncertain comforts.
Extra care are the uncertain comforts which belongs to children.
Children are poor men’s riches.
Because children are the hope and wealth to a poor.
Children pick up words as pigeons peace and utter them again as God shall please.
Nature of children towards learning of words.
Children should be seen and not heard.
Lookingwise attraction and noisewise distraction.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
While young demand milk or other needs from mothers and after growing old, requirement of money or others needs from father.
Children, when little, make parents fools; when great, mad.
Children cheat both the times.
Choose a horse made, and a wife to make.
Something is good while readymade and something is good to make.
Choose neither woman nor linen by candle-light.
Selection should be in suitable conditions.
Choose none for thy servant who have served thy better.
Select a servant if he is better than you.
Choosing a wife, and buying a sword, we ought not to trust another.
Something must be select or buy by own and never rely on others.
Church is an anvil which has worn out many hammers.
Where old sinners come to forgiveness for their sins.
(Church = anvil ; worn out hammers = old sinners)
Church work goes on slowly.
Because of combined work.
Circumstances alter cases.
Circumstances are ever changing and so the effects.
Circumstances make the man.
Circumstances teach the man very well.
Cities are taken by the ears.
Normally we listen more of cities but see very little.
Claw me, and I shall claw thee.
Both are good to each other.
Civility costs nothing.
You pay nothing for a noble manner.
Clergymen’s sons always turn out badly.
They choose different life style.
Cloudy mornings turn to clear evenings.
Sorrow childhood, merry youth.
Hundred percent surety.
Cold broth hot again, that loved I never.
Dislikings may change that love cannot change.
Cold love renewed again, that loved I ever.
Likings never change.
Cold of complexion, good of condition.
Seeingly bad bust usingly good.
Cold pudding settles love.
Indication of love. Adverse condition proves love.
Cold weather and crafty knaves come out of the north.
Old saying or old recognition.
Come not to counsel uncalled.
Give the counsel when asked for.
Comparisons are odious
The main cause of comparing is hateful and repulsive.
Command your man and do it yourself.
Make the orders and follow himself.
Common fame is a common liar.
When belongings are equal.
Common fame is seldom to blame.
Ordinary things rarely blamed.
Conceited (ingenious) goods are quickly spent.
Skilful things spent quickly by more requirement of demand.
Confess and be hanged.
Confess and get the punishment.
Confess debt and beg days.
Do not admit the debt. Debt comes, credit goes.
Confession is good for the soul.
Confession should be eternal.
Conscious is a cut-throat.
Sometimes awareness create fear and unawareness is fearless.
Conscience was hanged long ago.
Individual selfishness replaces conscience.
Constant dropping wears away the stone.
Constant practice makes the man perfect.
Consume your own smoke.
Stick with your own.
Contempt pierces even through the shell of the tortoise.
Penetration of contempt may enter into a rock.
There is no safety of contempt penetration.
Content is happiness.
Satisfaction’s other name is happiness.
Content is the philosopher’s stone, that turns all it touches into gold.
Satisfaction is a golden key which can open all the doors of happiness.
Content lodges oftener in cottages than palaces.
Satisfaction belongs more to a common man than to uncommon and great. They learned living with satisfaction but great one’s have enough ego.
Conversation gives a way to man.
Conversation is like a torch in the dark.
Conversation is a solution of problem.
Conversation makes what he is.
Conversation clears the picture.
Cool words scald not the tongue.
Polite talking is always harmless.
Corn and horn go together.
As containing and container go together.
Corn hides itself in the snow as an old man in furs.
Corns special structure is compared to old person.
Corn is cleaned with wind, and the soul with chastening.
Corn cleaning is external and soul’s eternal, wind and chastening are the medium of cleaning.
Count not four, except when you have them in a wallet.
What you have, is actually yours or Do not count that, which you do not have.
Courtesy on one side only lasts not long.
One sided humbleness is last remedy but for short time.
Cowards die many times before their death.
Brave dies once and coward often.
Cruelty is more cruel, if we defer the pain.
That remedy which sustain the pain longer is cruel thing or Not the proper way to act on sorrows.
Cunning is no burden.
Ability and dexterity are always weightless.
Corruption of best is worst.
Negatively correct is wrong in positive manner.
Covetous spends more than the liberal.
Greedy spends more than the generous.
Counsel breaks not the head.
Counsel is a harmless thing.
Counsel is no command.
Acceptance of advice is not hard and fast or Advice never be imposed.
Counsel must be followed not praised.
Advice must be used not praised. Do not praise the advice to use.
Covetousness often starves other vices.
Selfishness is a foundation of others poverty.
Craft against craft makes no living.
Craft against craft is a unfair living or says to unfair life.
Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.
Practice is required for craft not for truth.
Something (artificial) additional is good for craft but not for truth. Craft may artificial but truth requires not.
Credit is dead, bad pay killed it.
Credit or trust is immortal thing but bad conduct killed them.
Credit lost is like a Venice glass broken.
Which cannot be repaired again or lost for ever.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Creditors memory always sharp then debtors because they are more wishful to take their money back.
Critics are like brushers of noblemen’s clothes.
Critics are like a entrust making person. A person who corrects others mistake. Critic is noble man’s reformer.
Crooked logs make straight fires.
Unsimilar thing, similar work or lookings are different but at work all the same, workings are the same but lookings are different.
Crosses are ladders to heaven.
Like a religious ladder. (Tool)
Cross the stream where it is the eldest.
If the most difficult part (problem or work) is solved out, than whole problem is solved out or Nothing to be solved if the major part remain unsolved.
Crows are never the whiter for washing themselves.
Says to an impossible task.
The cowl does not make the monk.
A monk’s hooked garment (Cowl) is not a creator of monk.
Looking like a devil is not a devil.
Curiosity is ill manners in another’s house.
One should not be eager to know other’s personal things.
Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
Does not stay long.
Custom is second nature.
It is because we follow both’s rule.
Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools.
Wise men dislike and fools praise the custom.
Custom makes all things easy.
It is because of regular following.
Custom without reason is but ancient error.
Says when the reason of custom is unknown.
Something traditional but without reasoning is a historical mistake.