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72 Famous Quotes by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.

Companionship Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (vol. III, pt. II, ch. XXIII), quoted in

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When you are at Rome, do as you see. [Sp., Cuando a Roma fueres, haz como vieres.]

Rome Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote

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But my thoughts ran a wool-gathering; and I did like the countryman, who looked for his ass while he was mounted on his back.

Forgetfulness Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. LVII)

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Here is the devil-and-all to pay.

Devil Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (bk. IV, pt. I, ch. X)

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Not with whom you are born, but with whom you are bred. [Sp., No con quien naces, sino con quien paces.]

Education Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (II, 10)

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More knave than fool.

Folly Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. IV, ch. 2)

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All will come out in the washing. [Sp., Todo saldra en al colada.]

Cleanliness Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (I, 20)

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I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.

Shoemaking Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, ch. IV)

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The foolish sayings of the rich pass for wise saws in society. [Sp., Las necedades del rico por sentencias pasan en el mundo.]

Wealth Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (II, 43)

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Hunger is the best sauce in the world. [Sp., La mejor salsa del mundo es la hambre.]

Hunger Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote

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One swallow alone does not make the summer. [Sp., Una golondrina sola no hace verano.]

Swallows Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, ch. XIII)

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Make hay while the sun shines.

Sun Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. 11)

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All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind which only pleases the sight, but does not captivate the affections. [Sp., No todas hermosuras enamoran, que algunas alegran la vista, y no rinden la voluntad.]

Beauty Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (II, 6)

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They can expect nothing but their labor for their pains. - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),

Labor Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote--Author's Preface

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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.

Independence Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. XI)

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I have other fish to fry.

Fish Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXV)

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As ill-luck would have it.

Luck Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. I, ch. II)

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With life many things are remedied. (While there's life there's hope.) [Sp., Con la vida muchas cosas se remedian.]

Hope Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote

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Heaven's help is better than early rising.

Help Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (vol. III, pt. II, ch. XXXIV)

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There is no proverb which is not true. [Sp., No hay refran que no sea verdadero.]

Proverbs (general) Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote

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Can one desire too much of a good thing?

Goodness Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. I, ch. VI)

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My thoughts ran a wool-gathering.

Thought Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. LVII)

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Folly is wont to have more followers and comrades than discretion. [Sp., Mas acompanados y paniguados debe di tener la locura que la discrecion.]

Folly Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (II, 13)

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All that glisters is not gold.

Appearance Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXIII)

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It will be seen in the frying of the eggs. [Sp., Al freir de los huevos lo vera.]

Results Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (I, 37)

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