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Miguel De Cervantes Quotes

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

'Tis the maddest trick a man can ever play in his whole life, to let his breath sneak out of his body without any more ado, and without so much as a rap o'er the pate, or a kick of the guts; to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle, and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.

Category: Death And Dying

Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.

Category: Death And Dying

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Category: Diligence

No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.

Category: Discipline

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.

Category: Doubt

There's no taking trout with dry breeches.

Category: Effort

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

Category: Enemies

Nor has his death the world deceiv'd than his wondrous life surprise d; if he like a madman liv'd least he like a wise one dy'd.

Category: Epitaphs

The eyes those silent tongues of love.

Category: Faces

He had a face like a blessing.

Category: Faces

If you are ambitious of climbing up to the difficult, and in a manner inaccessible, summit of the Temple of Fame, your surest way is to leave on one hand the narrow path of Poetry, and follow the narrower track of Knight-Errantry, which in a trice may raise you to an imperial throne.

Category: Fame

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

Category: Fools And Foolishness

Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives; and, on for the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man.

Category: Freedom

A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend, before he knows him.

Category: Friends And Friendship

By the street of by-and-by, one arrives at the house of never.

Category: Future