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1

Constant dropping wears away the stone.

A steady effort can little by little a great effect.

2

Cross a bridge when you come to it.

Face a problem or challenge when you come to it or when it arises.

3

Cross the stream where it is shallowest.

Always do everything in a way that requires the least effort.

4

Crows will not pick out crows eyes.

One belonging to a group having common interests is not likely to act against or find fault with another member of the same group.

5

Curiosity killed the cat.

It's best to mind one's own business.

6

Cut from the same cloth.

This means that a person is very similar to another.

7

Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.

Drastic action is called for and justified when you find yourself in a particularly difficult situation.

8

Diligent youth makes easy age.

If you are careless when you are young you will regret it when you are older.

9

Discretion is the better part of valour.

It is better to be careful and use discretion than to be too courageous and take unnecessary risks.

10

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

Treat other people the way that you would like them to treat you.

11

Do not add oil to the fire.

One should not make a bad situation even worse by an improper remark.

12

Don't bark if you can't bite.

Don't give out threats you can't carry out.

13

Don't burn the candle at both ends.

Don't wake up early in the morning and stay up late into the evening as well.

14

Don't change horses midstream.

It's unwise to alter methods or choose new leaders during a crisis

15

Don't count your chickens before they hatch

Wait you have already succeeded, and then you can think about what to do next.

16

Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

Beware of letting spite lead you into self-destructiveness.

17

Don't fall before you are pushed.

Don't give up in the face of adversity.

18

Don't judge a book by its cover.

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19

Don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his boots.

Do not criticize or pass judgement on somebody until you have been in the same situation, undergone the same experiences, or tried the same thing.

20

Don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Take care not to destroy something valuable such as a source of steady income, through greed, impatience, or a desire for instant gain.

21

Don't let your emotions cloud your judgement.

Beware of letting your feelings cloud your judgement.

22

Don't put the cart before the horse.

It is important to do things in the right or natural order.

23

Don't talk the talk if you can't walk the walk.

Don't boast of something if you are unwilling or unable to back it up by your actions.

24

Don't try to reinvent the wheel.

The things you are doing, no matter how seemingly unique, have been done before. Take advantage of, and perhaps expand upon, your predecessors work.

25

Don't wash your dirty linen in public.

Don't speak ill of yourself and the groups you belong to.

26

Dot the i's and cross the t's

Paying attention to every little detail.

27

Early bird catches the worm.

Arriving early gives one an advantage.

28

Easy come, easy go

Something that you easily acquire may be easily spent or lost or waisted.

29

Eat your own dog food.

Consume your own product in order to recognize its faults.

30

Eat drink and be merry

Enjoy yourself while you can without thinking about the future.