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Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

There is remedy for all things except death

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho : He who reads a lot and walks a lot, sees a lot and knows a lot

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Hunger is the best sauce in the world

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

It is a natural condition of women to despise those who love them and love those who hate them

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

For neither good nor evil can last for ever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Virtue is persecuted by the wicked more than it is loved by the good

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

I do not deny that what happened to us is a thing worth laughing at. But it is not worth telling, for not everyone is sufficiently intelligent to be able to see things from the right point of view

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Until death it is all life

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Take my advice and live for a long, long time. Because the maddest thing a man can do in this life is to let himself die

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

The wounds received in battle bestow honor, they do not take it away...

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Wit and humor do not reside in slow minds

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Hope is always born at the same time as love.

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

A tooth is much more to be prized than a diamond

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

The most perceptive character in a play is the fool, because the man who wishes to seem simple cannot possibly be a simpleton.

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

...without intelligence, there can be no humour

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Where envy reigns virtue can't exist, and generosity doesn't go with meanness.

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Not with whom you are born, but with whom you are bred.

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Where there's music there can be no evil

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

He is most blessed who loves the most, the freest who is most enslaved by love

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Laughter distances us from that which is ugly and therefore potentially distressing, and indeed enables us to obtain paradoxical pleasure and therapeutic benefit from it

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

There are many hours and minutes between now and tomorrow and in any one of them-even in a minute, the house falls

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Time has more power to undo and change things than the human will

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

One man is no more than another, if he do no more than what another does

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

There is no recollection which time does not put an end to, and no pain which death does not remove.

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Where one door shuts, another opens

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

He praise of the wise few is more important than the mockery of the foolish many

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

What covers you discovers you

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Everything I have done, am doing, and shall do follows the dictates of reason and the laws of chivalry

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Only make yourself honey and the flies will suck you

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

He who has the good to his hand and chooses the bad, that the good he complains of may not come to him

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

It is by rugged paths like these they go That scale the heights of immortality, Unreached by those that falter here below

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

..let his sin be his punishment, let him eat it with his bread, and let that be an end to it.

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

..mountains breed learned men and shepherds' huts house philosophers

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Many were the offenses to be undone, the wrongs to be rectified, the grievances to be redressed, the abuses to be corrected and the debts to be satisfied.