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Common Sayings & Proverbs

The following is a compilation of common wisdom passed down throughout the ages. Currently the database has over 2,300 entries, with new items being added daily. If you would like to see a proverb added, please contact us.

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"Call someone your lord and he'll sell you in the slave market."

"Calm always follows the storm."

"Careful what you wish for."

"Carry your own cross."

"Castles were built a stone at a time."

"Catch not at the shadow and lose the substance."

"Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea."

"Charity begins at home."

"Charity covers a multitude of sins."

"Cheats never prosper."

"Chewing, one eats. Reflecting, one speaks."

"Children Have Wide Ears and Long Tongues."

"Children should be seen and not heard."

"Christmas comes but once a year, but Hallmark makes sure it lasts three months."

"Christmas comes but once a year."

"Civility costs nothing."

"Cleanliness is next to godliness."

"Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades."

"Clothes make the man."

"Clouds gather before a storm."

"Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime."

"Common fame is seldom to blame."

"Common sense isn't common."

"Confession is good for the soul."

"Confidence is a plant of slow growth."

"Conscience is the nest where all good is hatched."

"Constant company wears out its welcome."

"Constant dripping wears away the stone."

"Corporations have neither bodies to be punished nor souls to be damned."

"Count your blessings."

"Courtesy costs nothing."

"Crime does not pay."

"Cultivate money and you grow rich. Cultivate mind and you raise culture."

"Curiosity killed the cat."

"Curses, like chickens, come home to roost."

"Cut your coat according to your cloth."

Total Proverbs: 36

All Proverbs in Database: 2309

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