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72 Famous Quotes by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

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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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 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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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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Leap out of the frying pan into the fire.

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. IV)

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Within a stone's throw of it.

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. IX)

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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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Earned with the sweat of my brows.

Work Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. I, ch. 4)

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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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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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One should not talk of hatters in the house of the hanged.

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

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The pitcher goes so often to the fountain (that if gets broken). [Sp., Tantas veces va el cantarillo a la fuente.]

Results Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (I, 30)

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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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Make yourself honey and the flies will devour you. [Sp., Haceos miel, y paparos han moscas.]

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

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Let us not throw the rope after the bucket. [Sp., No arrojemos la soga tras el caldero.]

Prudence Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (II, 9)

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Now, blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep! it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap; and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise man, even. There is only one thing, which somebody once put into my head, that I dislike in sleep; it is, that it resembles death; there is very little difference between a man in his first sleep, and a man in his last sleep.

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

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Until death all is life. (Where there's life there's hope.) [Sp., Hasta la muerte todo es vida.]

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

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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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Fear has many eyes. [Sp., El miedo tiene muchos ojos.]

Fear Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (III, 6)

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God helps everyone with what is his own. [Sp., Ayude Dios con lo suyo a cada uno.]

Help Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, 26)

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