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Miguel De Cervantes Quotes


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Mum's the word.
 

My heart is wax molded as she pleases, but enduring as marble to retain.
 

My honor is dearer to me than my life.
 

My memory is so bad that many times I forget my own name.
 

My thoughts ran a wool-gathering.
[Thought]
 

Ne'er look for the birds of this year in the nests of the last.
[The Past]
 

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

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
 

No limits but the sky.
 

No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.
 

Nobody can disrupt true friendships.
 

Nothing costs less, nor is cheaper, than the compliments of civility.
 

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.
 

One of the effects of fear is to disturb the senses and cause things to appear other than what they are.
[Fear]
 

One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.
 

One swallow alone does not make the summer.
[Summer]
 

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

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
 

Poetry, good sir, in my opinion, is like a tender virgin, very young, and extremely beautiful, whom divers others virgins - namely, all the other sciences - make it their business to enrich, polish and adorn; and to her it belongs to make use of them all, and on her part to give a lustre to them all.
[Poetry]
 

Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.
 


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