Miguel de Cervantes

1547 - 1616

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 ambition, business, difficulty, foolishness, learning, and world

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.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: Don Quixote, pt. I, 1605, bk. IV, ch. 5

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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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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

He gives twice who quickly gives. Bis dat qui cito dat

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: Don Quixote de la Mancha, 1615

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on preparation and victory

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

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: Don Quixote de la Mancha, 1615

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on bravery, fortune, and sons

The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.

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!

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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