Miguel de Cervantes

1547 - 1616

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

Jests that give pains are no jests.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on judgment and proof

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Labour for their pains.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: Don Quixote. The Author's Preface.

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on honor, liberty, and life

Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: Don Quixote de la Mancha, 1615

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on earth, gifts, heaven, honor, liberty, and life

Liberty is one of the choicest gifts that heaven hath bestowed upon man, and exceeds in volume all the treasures which the earth contains within its bosom or the sea covers. Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life for without it, life is insupportable.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on love

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Love not what you are, but what you may become.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on luck

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As ill luck would have it.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: Don Quixote, pt. i. bk. i ch. ii.

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