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Constant occupation prevents temptation.

Consult with your pillow.

Could everything be done twice, everything would be done better.

Councils of war never fight.

Count not your chickens before they are hatched.

Count your blessings.

Cowards have no luck.

Cowards may die many times before their death.

Crazy wheels run longest.

Credit is better than ready money.

Crooked wood burns quite as well as straight.

Cunning surpasses strength.

Curiosity killed the cat.

Daughter-in-law hates mother-in-law.

Daughters are easy to rear, but hard to marry.

Dear physic always does good, if not to the patient, at least to the apothecary.

Debtors are liars.

Deferred is not annulled.

Devils must be driven out with devils.

Disputing and borrowing cause grief and sorrowing.

Dissemblers oftener deceive themselves than others.

Distance lends enchantment to the view.

Do not despise an insignificant enemy, nor a slight wound.

Do not divide the spoil till the victory is won.

Do not ship all in one bottom.