Miguel de Cervantes

1547 - 1616

A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on balance, blessings, death, hunger, inventions, sleep, and world

Now blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep: it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; 'tis meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. 'Tis the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap; and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise-man even. There is only one thing, that I dislike in sleep; 'tis that it resembles death; there's very little difference between a man in his first sleep, and a man in his last sleep.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

To withdraw is not to run away.

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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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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