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




 

Miguel de Cervantes Quotes

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Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
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Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
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One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
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I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
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Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
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No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.
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Jests that give pains are no jests.
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The eyes those silent tongues of love.
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Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
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From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.
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In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
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He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
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Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
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Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
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When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
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Every man is as God made him, ay, and often worse.
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Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
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Man appoints, and God disappoints.
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I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
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Fair and softly goes far.
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Virtue is the truest nobility.
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Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.
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Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
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To be prepared is half the victory.
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No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
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