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    Miguel de Cervantes Quotes

    Spanish adventurer, author, & poet
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    Quotes by Miguel de Cervantes

    • A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
    • Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
    • Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long.
    • Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
    • Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse.
    • Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
    • Short sentences drawn from long experiences.
    • The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
    • Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
    • The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and he must be no simpleton who plays the part.
      Don Quixote, 1605
    • I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.
      Exemplary Novels (1613)
    • Facts are the enemy of truth.
      Man of La Mancha
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