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38 Famous Quotes by Miguel de Cervantes
9/29/1547 - 4/22/1616
Also Known As:  
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra     Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra     Miguel Cervantes
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Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.

Caution Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be! -Miguel de Cervantes.

Life Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.

Bragging Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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'Tis an old saying, the Devil lurks behind the cross. All is not gold that glitters. From the tail of the plough, Bamba was made King of Spain; and from his silks and riches was Rodrigo cast to be devoured by the snakes.

Literary Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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By the street of by-and-by, one arrives at the house of never.

Future Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.

Love Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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God bears with the wicked, but not forever.

Wickedness Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Absence, that common cure of love.

Absence Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.

Actions Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Thou art a cat, and a rat, and a coward.

Cowards Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

Diligence Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Take care, your worship, those things over there are not giants but windmills.

Giants Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Jests that give pains are no jests.

Jest Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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That which costs little is less valued.

Value Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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That which costs little is less valued.

Inspirational Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.

Politics / government Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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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.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Fair and softly goes far.

All about love Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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For historians ought to be precise, truthful, and quite unprejudiced, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should cause them to swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depository of great actions, the witness of what is past, the example and instruction of the present, the monitor of the future.

History Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.

Action Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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The greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.

All about the self Quotes, by Miguel de Cervantes

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