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Type: Novelist
Nationality: Spanish
Date of Birth: 09/29/1547




 

Miguel de Cervantes Quotes

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Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
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Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
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A closed mouth catches no flies.
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Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
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Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
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Every man is the son of his own works.
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That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
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God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
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That which costs little is less valued.
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Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
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He had a face like a blessing.
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The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
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Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
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I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
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It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
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Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
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Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason.
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It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.
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Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
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Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
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Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
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There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
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To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
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Tis a dainty thing to command, though twere but a flock of sheep.
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For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.
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