Miguel de Cervantes Quotes

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Born: September 29, 1547, Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Birth Country: Spain
Died: Madrid, Spain, April 23, 1616
Occupation: Author

1.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

2.
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
- Miguel de Cervantes

3.
Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

4.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
- Miguel de Cervantes

5.
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
- Miguel de Cervantes

6.
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.
- Miguel de Cervantes

7.
God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
- Miguel de Cervantes

8.
He who loses wealth loses much he who loses a friend loses more but he that loses his courage loses all.
- Miguel de Cervantes

9.
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.
- Miguel de Cervantes

10.
Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
- Miguel de Cervantes

11.
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
- Miguel de Cervantes

12.
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes

13.
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.
- Miguel de Cervantes

14.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

15.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

16.
That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
- Miguel de Cervantes

17.
The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
- Miguel de Cervantes

18.
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.
- Miguel de Cervantes

19.
There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.
- Miguel de Cervantes

20.
To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
- Miguel de Cervantes

21.
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

22.
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

23.
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

24.
Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
- Miguel de Cervantes

25.
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
- Miguel de Cervantes

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