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Miguel de Cervantes
September 29, 1547 - April 23, 1616
Nationality: Spanish
Category: Novelist

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.


A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.


Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.


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


When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.


That which costs little is less valued.


One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.

    Topics: Courage

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.


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.


Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.


Man appoints, and God disappoints.


Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.


One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.


Thou hast seen nothing yet.


Every man is the son of his own works.


Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.


God bears with the wicked, but not forever.


That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.


A closed mouth catches no flies.


True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.


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