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72 Famous Quotes by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long and wise experience.

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

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Inasmuch as ill-deeds spring up as a spontaneous crop, they are easy to learn. [Sp., Como el hacer mal viene de natural cosecha, facilmente se aprende el hacerle.]

Evil Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Coloquio de los Perros

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I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.

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

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The pen is the tongue of the mind. [Sp., La pluma es lengua del alma.]

Authorship Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (V, 16)

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I would do what I pleased, and doing what I pleased, I should have my will, and having my will, I should be contented; and when one is contented, there is no more to be desired; and when there is no more to be desired, there is an end of it.

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

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Patience and shuffle the cards. [Sp., Paciencia y barajar.]

Patience Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (II, 23)

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The rather since every man is the son of his own works. [Sp., Quanto mas que cada uno es hijo de sus obras.]

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

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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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Sancho Panza by name is my own self, if I was not changed in my cradle.

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

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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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God who sends the wound sends the medicine. [Sp., Dios que da la llaga, da la medicina.]

Medicine Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (II, 19)

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Patience and shuffle the cards. [Sp., Paciencia y barajar.]

Cards Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (II, 23)

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Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.

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

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All sorrows are good (or are less) with bread. [Sp., Todos los duelos con pan son buenos (or son menos).]

Eating Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (ch. II, 13)

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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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Is it possible your pragmatical worship should not know that the comparisons made between wit and wit, courage and courage, beauty and beauty, birth and birth, are always odious and ill taken?

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

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A man prepared has half fought the battle. [Sp., Hombre apercebido medio combatido.]

Progress Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (2, 7)

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For the army is a school in which the miser becomes generous, and the generous prodigal; miserly soldiers are like monsters, but very rarely seen.

Soldiers Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (ch. XXXIX)

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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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I am almost frightened out of my seven senses.

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

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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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In hell there is no retention. [Sp., Quien ha infierene nula es retencio.]

Hell Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (I, 25), Sancho Panza, misquoting the saying

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Hell is paved with priests' skulls.

Hell Quotes, by Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) , Source: Don Quixote (I, 25), Sancho Panza, misquoting the saying

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