Quotes of Miguel De Cervantes

“ The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and he must be no simpleton who plays the part. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Diligence is the mother of good fortune. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ He who sings scares away his woes. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ To be prepared is half the victory. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Fair and softly goes far. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ A closed mouth catches no flies. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Time ripens all things; no man is born wise. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Ingratitude is the daughter of pride. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

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

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Jealousy sees things always with magnifying glasses which make little things large, of dwarfs giants, of suspicions truths. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ He who sings frightens away his ills. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

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

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Until death it is all life ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ Facts are the enemy of truth. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ Time ripens all things; no man is born wise. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ The dead to the grave, the living to the loaf. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Until death it is all life ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ Here lies a gentleman bold Who was so very brave He went to lengths untold, And on the brink of the grave Death had on him no hold. By the world he set small store He frightened it to the core Yet somehow, by Fate's plan, Though he'd lived a crazy man, When he died he was sane once more. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ Siempre deja la ventura una puerta abierta en las desdichas, para dar remedio a ellas. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ Diligence is the mother of good fortune. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ Ahora digo —dijo a esta sazón Don Quijote— que el que lee mucho y anda mucho ve mucho y sabe mucho. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ Not with whom you are born, but with whom you are bred. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“ Not with whom you are born, but with whom you are bred. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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