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    'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: night 
     
    Wit and humor belong to genius alone.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: humor  alone  genius 
     
    When God sends the dawn, he sends it for all.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: god 
     
    Where there's music there can be no evil.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: evil  music 
     
    The pen is the tongue of the mind.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: mind 
     
    Get the better of yourself - this is the best kind of victory.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: victory 
     
    Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives; and, on for the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: evil  men  earth  risk  gift  liberty  heaven  honor 
     
    I do not insist," answered Don Quixote, "that this is a full adventure, but it is the beginning of one, for this is the way adventures begin.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: adventure 
     
    Tell me what company thou keepest and I'll tell thee what thou art.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: company 
     
    Love not what you are but only what you may become.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    There is remedy for all things except death - Don Quixote De La Mancha
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: death 
     
    Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: truth  water 
     
    Make yourself honey and the flies will devour you.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: honey 
     
    Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: time  men  wise 
     
    Great persons are able to do great kindnesses.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: kindness 
     
    Maybe the greatest madness is to see life as it is rather than what it could be.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: madness 
     
    I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: occasion 
     
    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: madness 
     
    That one man scorned and covered with scars Still strove with his last ounce of courage To reach the unreachable star.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: men  star  courage 
     
    Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: power 
     
    He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: friends  courage  wealth 
     
    In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: impossible  absurd 
     
    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
    tags: worth 
     
    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
    How will he who does not know how to govern himself know how to govern others?
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    We ought to love our Maker for His own sake, without either hope of good or fear of pain.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: fear  pain  hope 
     
    What man can pretend to know the riddle of a woman's mind?
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: men 
     
    For neither good nor evil can last for ever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: evil  time 
     
    Love is influenced by no consideration, recognizes no restraints of reason, and is of the same nature as death, that assails alike the lofty palaces of kings and the humble cabins of shepherds; and when it takes entire possession of a heart, the first thing it does is to banish fear and shame from it.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: death  fear  nature  heart  shame 
     
    Translating from one language to another, unless it is from Greek and Latin, the queens of all languages, is like looking at Flemish tapestries from the wrong side, for although the figures are visible, they are covered by threads that obscure them, and cannot be seen with the smoothness and color of the right side.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: language  right  wrong 
     
    Many littles make a much.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: sky  hope  wings 
     
    One of the effects of fear is to disturb the senses and cause things to appear other than what they are.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: fear 
     
    Where one door shuts another opens.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: experience 
     
    Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: eyes 
     
    Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: men  wishes  goal  mother 
     
    The poet may say or sing, not as things were, but as they ought to have been; but the historian must pen them, not as they ought to have been, but as they really were.
    — Miguel de Cervantes
    tags: poet 
     
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    miguel de cervantes
    Birth    : September 29, 1547
    Death  : April 22, 1616
    Occupation  : Novelist