American proverb words - letter C
American proverb words starting with letter C

Proverbs Beginning with C

In this lesson, we cover essential American proverbs that start with letter C with examples. You can use them in your daily conversations. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well.

Proverb Recap

In our previous lesson, we covered American Proverbs Beginning with B.


Word of the Day: C


Charity begins at home.

(Before you give money to someone in need, consider the needs of your own family first.)


Cheaters never prosper.

(Cheating or cutting corners is not a good long-term strategy for success.)


Children should be seen and not heard.

(Children should behave themselves and be respectful when in the presence of adults.)


Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

(It’s good to be clean. Keep yourself and your home clean and that will bring you closer to God.)


Clothes make the man.

(What you wear is an important reflection of who you are. A nice set of clothes will help a person feel good about himself and raise his image among other people.)


Clothes don’t make the man.

(This is the opposite of “Clothes make the man.” It doesn’t matter what you wear. The most important thing is how you think and behave.)


Count your blessings.

(Consider your good fortune. You are lucky to have what you have.)


Cowards die many times before their deaths.

(A coward is a person who is afraid to take care of an important responsibility. A coward gives up his self-respect and the respect of other people, which is almost as bad as death.)


Crime doesn’t pay.

(Robbing and stealing from other people will always lead to trouble and make your life worse.)


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