Sayings beginning with C. Select a saying for more details.

Charity begins at home

Our first responsibility is to our own family and friends.

Cleanliness is next to godliness

This (humorous) saying suggests that being clean is nearly as good as being godly or very holy.

Cold hands, warm heart

A cool, reserved exterior may hide a kind heart.

Comparisons are odious

Comparison (especially of people) is not productive and can have unpleasant consequences. People should be judged on their own merits.

Count your blessings

Instead of worrying about the problems that we may have, we should think about the good things that we have. We should be grateful for what we have.

Crime doesn't pay American English

If you engage in illegal activities, you will not make money in the long run.

Contributor: Josef Essberger