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




 

Miguel de Cervantes Quotes

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The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
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True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
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One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.
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A person dishonored is worst than dead.
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Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.
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He preaches well that lives well.
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When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
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The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
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There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
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A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.
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'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.
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Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
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The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
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Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
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Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
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There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.
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Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
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Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
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Thou hast seen nothing yet.
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There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots.
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Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
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Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
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A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
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There's no taking trout with dry breeches.
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