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976 Dutch Proverbs

By labour fire is got out of a stone.

By slow degrees the bird builds his nest.

By the living we bury the dead.

Caress your dog, and he'll spoil your clothes.

Caution is the parent of delicate beer-glasses.

Cent-wisdom and dollar-folly.

Clothes make the man.

Coffee has two virtues, it is wet and warm.

Coin a phrase.

Cold broth hot again, that loved I never; Old love renew'd again, that loved I ever.

Common fame seldom lies.

Common Goods, no goods.

Correction bringeth fruit.

Counsel before action.

Counsel is as welcome to him as a shoulder of mutton to a sick horse.

Counsel is irksome when the matter is past remedy.

Coupled sheep drown one another.

Cover up the pot, there's an eel in it.

Covetousness is never satisfied till its mouth is filled with earth.

Creaking carts last the longest.

Cream doesn't rise to the top, it works its way up.

Darkness and night are mothers of thought.

Daughters are brittle ware.

Daughters may be seen but not heard.

Death is in the pot.