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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

Crooked by nature is never made straight by education.
      - Proverb

Crooked iron may be straightened with a hammer.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Crooked logs make straight fires.
      - Proverb, (English)

Crooked wood burns quite as well as straight.
      - Proverb, (German)

Crooked wood is straightened with fire.
      - Proverb, (Sicilian)

Cross even a stone bridge after you've tested it.
      - Proverb, (Korean)

Cross in a crowd and the crocodile won't eat you.
      - Proverb, (Malagasy)

Cross the stream where it is ebbest.
      - Proverb

Cross the stream where it is shallowest.
      - Proverb

Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven.
      - Proverb

Crosses are ladders which lead to heaven.
      - Proverb

Crows are black everywhere.
      - Proverb

Crows are never the whiter for washing themselves.
      - Proverb

Crows bewail the dead sheep, and then eat them.
      - Proverb

Crows do not peck out crow's eyes.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

Crows everywhere are equally black.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Cry and the whole world cries with you.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

Cry not out before you are hurt.
      - Proverb

Cultivate a heart of love that knows no anger.
      - Proverb, (Cambodian)

Cultivate not a barren soil.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Cultivate the garden within.
      - Proverb

Cunning has little honour.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Cunning is no burden.
      - Proverb

Cunning men's cloaks sometimes fall.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Cunning surpasses strength.
      - Proverb, (German)

Curiosity is ill manners in another's house.
      - Proverb

Curiosity killed the cat.
      - Proverb

Curious Varvara's nose was torn off.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

Curse your wife at evening, sleep alone at night.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Cursed cows have short horns.
      - Proverb

Curses are like processions: they return to whence they set out.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Curses are like young chickens,
  And still come home to roost!
      - Proverb,
        (Arabian), quoted by Bulwer-Lytton "The Lady of Lyons", act V, sc. 2

Curses on accounts with relations.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Curses, like chickens, always come home to roost.
      - Proverb

Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
      - Proverb

Custom becomes law.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Custom in infancy becomes nature in old age.
      - Proverb

Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools.
      - Proverb

Custom makes all things easy.
      - Proverb

Custom without reason is but ancient error.
      - Proverb

Customers are jade; merchandise is grass.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Cut down the tree that you are able to.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

Cut off the dog's tail, he remains a dog.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Cut your coat according to your cloth.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, German, Spanish)

Cut your coat to suit your cloth.
      - Proverb

Cutting off a mule's ears doesn't make it a horse.
      - Proverb, (Creole)

Damage suffered makes you knowing, but seldom rich.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Dance to the tune that is played.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
      - Proverb, (English)

Danger is next neighbor to security.
      - Proverb


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