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Miguel De Cervantes Quotes

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

By such innovations are languages enriched, when the words are adopted by the multitude, and naturalized by custom.

Category: Slang

Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one.

Category: Slavery

Now blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep: it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; 'Tis meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. 'Tis the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap; and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise-man even. There is only one thing that I dislike in sleep; 'Tis that it resembles death; there's very little difference between a man in his first sleep, and a man in his last sleep.

Category: Sleep

One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house.

Category: Tact And Tactfulness

'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.

Category: Tact And Tactfulness

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.

Category: Truth

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.

Category: Truth

True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.

Category: Valor

That which costs little is less valued.

Category: Value

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.

Category: Vanity

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.

Category: Wealth

God bears with the wicked, but not forever.

Category: Wickedness

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.

Category: Wisdom

Every man is the son of his own works.

Category: Work

The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.

Category: Work