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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “An escape from penalty is better than petitioning the judges.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “There are but few proverbial sayings that are not true, for they are all drawn from experience itself, which is the mother of all sciences.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Here,” said Don Quixote when he saw it, “we can, brother Sancho Panza, plunge our hands all the way up to the elbows into this thing they call adventures.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Urgent necessity prompts many to do things.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Sir Knight of the Sorrowful Face, I cannot bear with patience some of the things your Grace says. They are enough to make me suspect that all you have told me about knighthood and winning kingdoms and empires, of bestowing islands and giving me other favors and honors according to the customs of chivalry must all be hot air and lies, and all a cock and bull story or cock and ball story or whatsoever you term it.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Friends, whoe’er ye be that are immured in that prison, forgive me that, to my misfortune and yours, I cannot deliver you from your misery;.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Laws that only threaten, and are not kept, become like the log that was given to the frogs to be their king, which they feared at first, but soon scorned and trampled on.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “For the army is a school in which the miser becomes generous, and the generous prodigal; miserly soldiers are like monsters, but very rarely seen.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “A little in one’s own pocket is better than much in another man’s purse.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Having cleaned his armor and made a full helmet out of a simple headpiece, and having given a name to his horse and decided on one for himself, he realized that the only thing left for him to do was to find a lady to love; for the knight errant without a lady-love was a tree without leaves or fruit, a body without a soul.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “A person dishonored is worst than dead.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Little said is soon amended.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Let every man look before he leaps.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Seek for good, but expect evil.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Abundance, even of good things, prevents them from being valued.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “All persons are not discreet enough to know how to take things by the right handle.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “It is better that a judge should lean on the side of compassion than severity.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “So it isn’t the masses who are to blame for demanding rubbish, but rather those who aren’t capable of providing them with anything else.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “It requires a long time to know anyone.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Since we have a good loaf, let us not look for cheesecakes.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “God who sends the wound sends the medicine.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “I would do what I pleased, and doing what I pleased, I should have my will, and having my will, I should be contented; and when one is contented, there is no more to be desired; and when there is no more to be desired, there is an end of it.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Old, that’s an affront no woman can well bear.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Evil comes not amiss if it comes alone.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “The poet may say or sing, not as things were, but as they ought to have been; but the historian must pen them, not as they ought to have been, but as they really were.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Too much sanity may be madness.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “For men may prove and use their friends, as the poet expresses it, usque ad aras, meaning that a friend should not be required to act contrary to the law of God.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “When we are asleep, we are all equal.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Whoever is ignorant is vulgar.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “All I know is that so long I am asleep I am rid of all fears and hopes and toils and glory, and long live the man who invented sleep, the cloak that covers all human thirst.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “I had rather munch a crust of brown bread and an onion in a corner, without any more ado, or ceremony, than feed upon turkey at another man’s table.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Don’t you be worried or annoyed, Sancho, about any comments you hear, or there will never be an end to them. Keep a safe conscience and let people say what they like: trying to still gossips’ tongues is like putting up doors in open fields. If the governor leaves office rich they say he’s a thief, and if he leaves it poor they say he’s a milksop and a fool.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Let everyone turn himself around, and look at home, and he will find enough to do.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “I know what’s what, and have always taken care of the main chance.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Every one in his own house and God in all of them.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Tis a dainty thing to command, though ’twere but a flock of sheep.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “According to an ancient and common tradition in the kingdom of Great Britain, this king did not die, but was transformed into a raven by the art of enchantment and, in the course of time, he shall return to rule again and regain his kingdom and his scepter.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “But my thoughts ran a wool-gathering; and I did like the countryman, who looked for his ass while he was mounted on his back.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Since Cervantes’s magnificent Knight’s quest has cosmological scope and reverberation, no object seems beyond reach.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “Remember that I’m old enough to give advice, and the advice I’m giving you now is exactly right, and a bird in the hand is better than a vulture in the air,...”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “We know already ample experience that it does not require much cleverness or much learning to be a governor, for there are a hundred round about us that scarcely know how to read.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “He who reforms, God assists.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “And indeed, if the truth is to be told, what I eat in my corner without form or fuss has much more relish for me, even though it be bread and onions, than the turkeys of those other tables where I am forced to chew slowly, drink little, wipe my mouth every minute, and cannot sneeze or cough if I want or do other things that are the privileges of liberty and solitude.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quote: “And thus being totally preoccupied, he rode so slowly that the sun was soon glowing with such intense heat that it would have melted his brains, if he’d had any.”
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