Miguel de Cervantes

1547 - 1616

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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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on past

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He is mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid intervals

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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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on company

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Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on art and company

Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: Don Quixote, pt. II, ch. 23.

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on good, imitation, and nature

Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: "El Licenciado Vidriera."

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