Miguel de Cervantes

1547 - 1616

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 danger, delay, and design

Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

All persons are not discreet enough to know how to take things by the right handle

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on experience and proverbs

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Fair and softly goes far.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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