'Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)
Contributed by: Zaady
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. Yet from this lesson thou will learn to avoid the frog's foolish ambition of swelling to rival the bigness of the ox.
I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.
Source: Don Quixote, pt. I, 1605, bk. IV, ch. 5
Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted.
By the street of by and by, one arrives at the house of never.
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.
He gives twice who quickly gives. Bis dat qui cito dat
Source: Don Quixote de la Mancha, 1615
Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!
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