Miguel De Cervantes Quotes

I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

The eyes those silent tongues of love... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

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... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched... view

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The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Thou hast seen nothing yet... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

That which costs little is less valued... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Our hours in love have wings.. view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

True valor lies between cowardice and rashness... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

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

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Virtue is the truest nobility... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

I believe there's no proverb but what is true.. view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

There's no taking trout with dry breeches... view

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Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

To be prepared is half the victory... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged... view

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Tis a dainty thing to command, though twere but a flock of sheep... view

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Time ripens all things.. view

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A closed mouth catches no flies... view

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Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

God bears with the wicked, but not forever... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

Forewarned, forearmed.. view

By: Miguel De Cervantes

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... view

By: Miguel De Cervantes