Facts about Miguel de Cervantes

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Summary

Miguel de Cervantes was a famous Novelist from Spain, who lived between September 29, 1547 and April 23, 1616.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 51 quotes who is written / told by Miguel, under the main topics: Design, Graduation.

Related authors: Alejo Carpentier

Famous quotes by Miguel de Cervantes (51)


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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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"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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"That which costs little is less valued"
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"Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds"
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"Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise"
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"To be prepared is half the victory"
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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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"The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation"
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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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"He had a face like a blessing"
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"Fair and softly goes far"
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"Every man is the son of his own works"
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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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"Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice"
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"Virtue is the truest nobility"
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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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"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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"Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills"
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"Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish"
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"It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it"
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"Fear has many eyes and can see things underground"
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"A closed mouth catches no flies"
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"Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water"
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"Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes"
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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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"God bears with the wicked, but not forever"
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"Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse"
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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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"A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency"
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"True valor lies between cowardice and rashness"
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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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"The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity"
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"Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience"
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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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"Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory"
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"The eyes those silent tongues of love"
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"Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art"
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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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"He preaches well that lives well"
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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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"Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune"
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"A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience"
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"A person dishonored is worst than dead"
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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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"Jests that give pains are no jests"
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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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"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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"'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged"
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"Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it"
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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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