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

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.


Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.


Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.


'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.


To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.


Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.


Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.


Fair and softly goes far.


Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.


Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.


Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.


Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.


Virtue is the truest nobility.


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