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Miguel de Cervantes – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Miguel de Cervantes

 

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

– Miguel de Cervantes


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

– Miguel de Cervantes


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


He who loses wealth loses much he who loses a friend loses more but he that loses his courage loses all.

– Miguel de Cervantes


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


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


Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

– Miguel de Cervantes


A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.

– Miguel de Cervantes


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


Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.

– 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.

– Miguel de Cervantes


God bears with the wicked, but not forever.

– 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.

– 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.

– Miguel de Cervantes


The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Alas! all music jars when the soul’s out of tune.

– Miguel de Cervantes


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

– Miguel de Cervantes


No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

– Miguel de Cervantes


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

– Miguel de Cervantes


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

– Miguel de Cervantes


Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.

– Miguel de Cervantes


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

– Miguel de Cervantes


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