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Caesar's wife must be above suspicion. --Gaius [Caius] Julius Caesar (c100-44B.C.)
Calamity is the touchstone of a brave mind.
Call a spade a spade.
Care and diligence bring luck.
Care killed the cat.
A career is born in public--talent in privacy. --Marilyn Monroe (1926-62)
Carrying knowledge into new fields.
Cast not your pearls before swine.
A cat may look at a king.
A change is as good as a rest.
Change of fortune is the lot of life.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. --Helen (Adams) Keller (1880-1968)
Charity begins at home.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. --Sir John Buchan (1875-1940)
Cheap bargains are dear.
A cheerful look makes a dish a feast.
The cherry among flowers, the samurai among men. --Kana-de-hon Chûshin-gura ; trans. by Hidesaburo Saito (1866-1929)
The chicken and [or] the egg.
A child is a good mirror of his parents.
The Child is (the) father of the Man. --William Wordsworth (1770-1850): My Heart Leaps Up
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. --James (Arthur) Baldwin (1924-87)
Children should be seen and not heard.
Christmas is a time of the year when the past or the future is not as important as the present.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honoured by posterity because he was the last to discover America. --James (Augustine Aloysius) Joyce (1882-1941)
"A classic": a book which people praise and don't read. --Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"A classic": something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. --Mark Twain (1835-1910): Speech, quoting Professor Caleb Winchester, 20 Nov 1900, Nineteenth Century Club, NYC
Clear water breeds no fish.
Clothes make the man.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously. --(Avram) Noam Chomsky (1928-)
The command of custom is great.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egoistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter. --W(illiam) Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. --Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking.
Confidence is a plant of slow growth.
Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life. --Karl Barth (1886-1968)
Conscience makes cowards of us all. --William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet
A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-81)
Constant dropping wears (away) the stone.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. --Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Cool, calm, and collected.
Corn and horn go together.
Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius. --Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92)
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared. --Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (1890-1973)
Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success. --Alonzo Newton Benn
Courtesy costs nothing.
A creaking gate [door] hangs long.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)
Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity ... any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. --John (Hoyer) Updike (1932-)
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. --Eric Hoffer (1902-83)
Creativity--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. --William (Charles Franklyn) Plomer (1903-73)
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
[u]▲Curiosity killed the cat.
Custom is (a) second nature.
Custom makes all things easy.
The customer is always right.
Cut your coat according to your cloth.