quote by Miguel de Cervantes

Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.

— Miguel de Cervantes

Cheering Sancho quotations

Since Don Quixote de la Mancha is a crazy fool and a madman, and since Sancho Panza, his squire, knows it, yet, for all that, serves and follows him, and hangs on these empty promises of his, there can be no doubt that he is more of a madman and a fool than his master.

I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.

The mass of mankind is divided into two classes, the Sancho Panza's who have a sense for reality, but no ideals, and the Don Quixote's with a sense for ideals, but mad.

Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.

Most religion-mongers have bated their paradises with a bit of toasted cheese.

They have tempted the body with large promises of possessions in their transmortal El Dorado. Sancho Panza will not quit his chimney-corner, but under promise of imaginary islands to govern.

Sancho Panza by name is my own self, if I was not changed in my cradle.

All the vices, Sancho, bring some kind of pleasure with them;

but envy brings nothing but irritation, bitterness, and rage.

Don Quixote could never manage without his patient servant Sancho Panza.

Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.

Inside every Sancho Panza there's a Don Quixote struggling to get out.

"From what I have seen here," remarked Sancho, "justice is so good a thing that even robbers find it necessary."

God bless the man who first invented sleep!" So Sancho Panza said and so say I;

And bless him, also, that he didn't keep His great discovery to himself, nor try To make it, as the lucky fellow might A close monopoly by patent-right.

God bless the man who first invented sleep!" So Sancho Panza said, and so say I.

Don Quixote followed nature, and being satisfied with his first sleep, did not solicit more. As for Sancho, he never wanted a second, for the first lasted him from night to morning, indicating a sound body and a mind free from care; but his master, being unable to sleep himself awakened him, saying, "I am amazed, Sancho, at the torpor of thy soul; it seems as if thou wert made of marble or brass, insensible of emotion or sentiment!

By God and upon my conscience, said the devil, I never observed it, for my mind is occupied with so many different things that I was forgetting the main thing I came about. This demon must be an honest fellow and a good Christian, said Sancho; for if he wasn't he wouldn't swear by God and his conscience; I feel sure now there must be good souls even in hell itself.

"He preaches well that lives well," quoth Sancho, "that's all the divinity I can understand."

At this the duchess, laughing all the while, said: "Sancho Panza is right in all he has said, and will be right in all he shall say.