- Cowards die many times before their deaths.
Cowards suffer the feared effects of death many times over in their lives.
- Cross the stream where it is shallowest.
To do things in the easiest possible way.
- Curiosity killed the cat.
Enquiring into others’ work can be dangerous. One should mind own business.
- Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
The consequences of doing wrong always catch up with the wrongdoer.
- Discretion is the better part of valor.
It is wise to be careful and not show unnecessary bravery.
- Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Don’t take more responsibility than you can handle.
- Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
Don’t act badly toward the person who has helped you or from whom you derive some benefits, for you may lose those benefits in future.
- Don’t blow your own trumpet.
You should avoid proudly talking of your achievements and success in front of others.
- Don’t cast pearls before swine.
Don’t offer something valuable to someone who doesn’t value it.
- Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
Don’t make plans based on future events that may not happen at all.