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Miguel De Cervantes Quotes


A Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote.
(1547 - 1616)

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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
[Birds]
 

A closed mouth catches no flies.
 

A father may have a child who is ugly and lacking in all the graces, and the love he feels for him puts a blindfold over his eyes so that he does not see his defects but considers them signs of charm and intelligence and recounts them to his friends as if they were clever and witty.
 

A little in one's own pocket is better than much in another man's purse. 'Tis good to keep a nest egg. Every little makes a mickle.
 

A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
[Friendship]
 

A person dishonored is worst than dead.
 

A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.
 

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
 

A stout man's heart breaks bad luck.
 

A wise man does not trust all his eggs to one basket.
[Caution]
 

Absence, that common cure of love.
[Absence]
 

Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
 

All beauty does not inspire love; some beauties please the sign without captivating the affections.
[Beauty]
 

All sorrows are bearable, if there is bread.
[Sorrow]
 

All that glisters is not gold.
[Appearance]
 

All will come out in the washing.
[Cleanliness]
 

Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
[Mercy]
 

An honest man's word is as good as his bond.
 

Are we to mark this day with a white or a black stone?
 

As ill-luck would have it.
[Luck]
 


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