Quotes by Spanish Novelist Miguel de Cervantes


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

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

You must look at who you are and make an effort to know yourself, which is the most difficult knowledge one can imagine. Miguel de Cervantes
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There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair. Miguel de Cervantes

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. Miguel de Cervantes
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Absence -- that common cure of love. Miguel de Cervantes

The man who is prepared has his battle half fought. Miguel de Cervantes

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. Miguel de Cervantes

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise. Miguel de Cervantes

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity. Miguel de Cervantes

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye. Miguel de Cervantes

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

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

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

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this. Miguel de Cervantes

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

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

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

Among the attributes of God, although they are equal, mercy shines with even more brilliance than justice. Miguel de Cervantes
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