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

It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.


No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.

    Topics: Children

He preaches well that lives well.


He had a face like a blessing.


Jests that give pains are no jests.


Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.


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


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


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


I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.


From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.


Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.


A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.


Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.


Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.


Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.


There's no taking trout with dry breeches.


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


He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.

    Topics: Courage

There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots.


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