Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 23 April 1616), was a Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote, or Don Quijote de la Mancha, which is considered by many to be the first modern novel, one of the greatest works in Western literature, and the greatest of the Spanish language.
Found 75 thoughts of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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

There is no book so bad, said the bachelor, but something good may be found in it.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

But my thoughts ran woolgathering; and I did like the countryman, who looked for his ass while he was mounted on his back.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Never stand begging for what you have the power to earn.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Hold you there, neither a strange hand nor my own, neither heavy nor light shall touch my bum.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Take care, your worship, those things over there are not giants but windmills.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Love not what you are, but what you may become.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Thou art a cat, and rat, and a coward to boot.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

In hell there is no retention.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

And the first thing I would do in my government, I would have nobody to control me, I would be absolute; and who but I: now, he that is absolute, can do what he likes; he that can do what he likes, can take his pleasure; he that can take his pleasure, can be content; and he that can be content, has no more to desire; so the matter's over.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Every one is the son of his own works.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Can one desire too much of a good thing?

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

All will come out in the washing.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Earned with the sweat of my brows.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Let us not throw the rope after the bucket.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

That's the nature of women not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

All sorrows are good (or are less) with bread.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

For if he like a madman lived, at least he like a wise one died.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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