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

— Miguel de Cervantes

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

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The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.

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He who loses wealth loses much. He who loses a friend loses more. But he who loses courage loses all.

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

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In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.

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In every case, the remedy is to take action.

Get clear about exactly what it is that you need to learn and exactly what you need to do to learn it. BEING CLEAR KILLS FEAR. Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.

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Three things too much, and three too little are pernicious to man;

to speak much, and know little; to spend much, and have little; to presume much, and be worth little.

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Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.

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Absence -- that common cure of love.

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Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.

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Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.

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The wicked are always ungrateful.

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Great persons are able to do great kindnesses.

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About Miguel de Cervantes

Quotes 440 sayings
Nationality Spanish
Profession Novelist
Birthday September 29, 1547

Spare your breath to cool your porridge.

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Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.

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Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.

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I must speak the truth, and nothing but the truth.

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I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge.

It is no bread and butter of mine; every man for himself, and God for us all.

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

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A stout heart breaks bad luck.

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'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.

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Give the devil his due.

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You must look at who you are and make an effort to know yourself, which is the most difficult knowledge one can imagine.

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Make yourself honey and the flies will devour you.

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

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Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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

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The pen is the tongue of the mind.

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

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Let us make hay while the sun shines.

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The proof of the pudding is the eating.

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Wit and humor belong to genius alone.

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He who sings frightens away his ills.

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

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

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Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.

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Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.

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What man can pretend to know the riddle of a woman's mind?

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The virtuous woman must be treated like a relic - adored, but not handled;

she should be guarded and prized, like a fine flower-garden, the beauty and fragrance of which the owner allows others to enjoy only at a distance, and through iron walls.

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The man who is prepared has his battle half fought.

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It is the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not to venture all his eggs in one basket.

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The eyes those silent tongues of love.

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A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.

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Delay always breeds danger.

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

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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.

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

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Let every man mind his own business.

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Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.

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

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