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Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes
(1547 - 1616)
Spanish novelist and poet. Author whose novel Don Quixote (1605) made him the most celebrated figure in Spanish literature.
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There are only two families in the world, as a Grandmother of mine used to say, the haves and the have-nots.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Society and Social Quotes
Let us forget and forgive injuries.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Forgiveness Quotes
A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Friendship Quotes
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Friendship Quotes
The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the sum of his own works.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Self-Reliance Quotes
Ne'er look for the birds of this year in the nests of the last.
- Miguel de Cervantes | The Past Quotes
They who lose today may win tomorrow.
- Miguel de Cervantes | The Future Quotes
Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Motivation Quotes
Urgent necessity prompts many to do things.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Motivation Quotes
One of the effects of fear is to disturb the senses and cause things to appear other than what they are.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Fear Quotes
Fear is sharp-sighted, and can see things under ground, and much more in the skies.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Other Ways to Overcome Fear Quotes
Valour lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Risks Quotes
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses his courage loses all.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Courage Quotes
Faint heart never won fair lady.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Courage Quotes
The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Courage Quotes
Valour lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Courage Quotes
Delay always breeds danger, and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Getting Going Quotes
The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the sum of his own works.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Success Quotes
A stout heart breaks bad luck.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Boldness and Courage Quotes
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Acting Quotes
All that glisters is not gold.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Appearance Quotes
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Authorship Quotes
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Birds Quotes
A wise man does not trust all his eggs to one basket.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Caution Quotes
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Caution Quotes
Every one is as God made him, and often a great deal worse.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Character Quotes
He who sings frightens away his ills.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Cheerfulness Quotes
All will come out in the washing.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Cleanliness Quotes
Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Companionship Quotes
Said the pot to die kettle, "Get away, blackface."
- Miguel de Cervantes | Criticism Quotes
Here is the devil-and-all to pay.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Devil Quotes
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Eating Quotes
He had a face like a benediction.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Face Quotes
There is no remembrance which time does not obliterate, nor pain which death does not terminate.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Forgetfulness Quotes
Soul of fibre and heart of oak.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Heart Quotes
Honesty is the best policy.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Honesty Quotes
I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine: Every man for himself and God for us all.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Independence Quotes
It is better that a judge should lean on the side of compassion than severity.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Judge Quotes
They can expect nothing but their labor for their pains.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Labor Quotes
There's no love lost between us.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Love Quotes
As ill-luck would have it.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Luck Quotes
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Mercy Quotes
Spick and span new.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Newness Quotes
Dine on little, and sup on less.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Prudence Quotes
I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Shoemaking Quotes
Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Sleep Quotes
All sorrows are bearable, if there is bread.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Sorrow Quotes
One swallow alone does not make the summer.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Summer Quotes
Make hay while the sun shines.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Sun Quotes
My thoughts ran a wool-gathering.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Thought Quotes
The mean of true valor lies between the extremes of cowardice and rashness.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Valor Quotes
God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Wickedness Quotes
Mum is the word.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Word Quotes
Urgent necessity prompts many to do things.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Motivational Quotes
Urgent necessity prompts many to do things.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Motivational Quotes
Urgent necessity prompts many to do things.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Motivational Quotes
Urgent necessity prompts many to do things.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Motivational Quotes
Urgent necessity prompts many to do things.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Motivational Quotes
Urgent necessity prompts many to do things.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Motivational Quotes
Urgent necessity prompts many to do things.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Motivational Quotes
Urgent necessity prompts many to do things.
- Miguel de Cervantes | Motivational Quotes


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