Miguel de Cervantes

1547 - 1616

A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on falsehood, truth, and water

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

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

He that will not when he may, When he would, he should have nay.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: Don Quixote, part i. book iii. chap. iv.

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

'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)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on life, madness, and sanity

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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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on sons

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Everyone is the son of his own works.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on divinity, life, and understanding

"He preaches well that lives well," quoth Sancho, "that's all the divinity I can understand."

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on action, business, clarity, difficulty, fear, learning, needs, remedies, and world

In every case, the remedy is to take action. Get clear about exactly what it is that you need to learn and exactly what you need to do to learn it. BEING CLEAR KILLS FEAR. Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on fear and wit

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Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

By the street of by and by, one arrives at the house of never.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on conversation, proverbs, and vulgarity

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.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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