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Miguel De Cervantes Quotes

(1547-1616), Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Absence -- that common cure of love.

Category: Absence

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.

Category: Acting And Actors

Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.

Category: Action

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

Category: Aid And Assistance

Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.

Category: Bragging

Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.

Category: Causes

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.

Category: Caution

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.

Category: Caution

I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.

Category: Charity

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

Category: Company

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.

Category: Courage

Faint heart never won fair lady.

Category: Coward And Cowardice

Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.

Category: Creation

Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.

Category: Danger

Death eats up all things, both the young lamb and old sheep; and I have heard our parson say, death values a prince no more than a clown; all's fish that comes to his net; he throws at all, and sweeps stakes; he's no mower that takes a nap at noon-day, but drives on, fair weather or foul, and cuts down the green grass as well as the ripe corn: he's neither squeamish nor queesy-stomach d, for he swallows without chewing, and crams down all things into his ungracious maw; and you can see no belly he has, he has a confounded dropsy, and thirsts after men's lives, which he gurgles down like mother's milk.

Category: Death And Dying