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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra quotes (35)

Love not what you are but what you may become.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: You

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Easy

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Cause

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   Category: Proverb

Honestys the best policy.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Honest

Absence that common cure of love.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Absent

He that will not when he may When he would he should have nay.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Country

Those who will play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Cat

Forewarned forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Prepare

I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Hurt

Tis an old saying the Devil lurks behind the cross. All is not gold that glitters. From the tail of the plough Bamba was made King of Spain; and from his silks and riches was Rodrigo cast to be devoured by the snakes.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Devil

All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind which only pleases the sight But does not captivate the affections.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Beauty

Drink moderately for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Alcohol

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.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Unsorted

Where one door shuts another opens.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Opportunity

Among the attributes of God although they are all equal mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: God

By the street of by and by one arrives at the house of never.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Delay

I drink when I have occasion and sometimes when I have no occasion.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Solitude

Fair and softly goes far.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Fair

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 Saavedra   Category: Courage

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Experience

For if he like a madman lived At least he like a wise one died.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Death

The brave man carves out his fortune and every man is the son of his own works.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Arab

Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow and not venture all his eggs in one basket.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Plan

Jests that give pains are no jests.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Jogging

Tell me what company thou keepst and Ill tell thee what thou art.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Company

Truth may be stretched but cannot be broken and always gets above falsehood as oil does above water.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: False

Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all to see life as it is and not as it should be!
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Life

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.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Action

To withdraw is not to run away.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Running

He who sings frightens away his ills.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Sing

All music jars when the souls out of tune.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Music

Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Danger

The road is always better than the Inn.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Finish

He preaches well that lives well quoth Sancho that's all the divinity I can understand.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Preach