Miguel de Cervantes

1547 - 1616

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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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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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on absence and love

Absence - that common cure of love.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on observation, promises, and secrets

Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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