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    'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: pain  loss  lies  hell  heaven 
     
    And yet, and yet, in these our ghostly lives, Half night, half day, half sleeping, half awake, How if our waking life, like that of sleep, Be all a dream in that eternal life To which we wake not till we sleep in death
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: death  live  sleep  night  awake  dreams 
     
    Tis not where we lie but whence we fell; the loss of Heaven's the greatest pain in Hell.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: pain  loss  lies  hell  heaven 
     
    The fox is very cunning, but he is more cunning who catches the fox.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    Great events have sent before them their announcements.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    Grief has been compared to a hydra; for every one that dies, two are born.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: grief  die 
     
    A friar who asks alms for God's sake begs for two.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: god 
     
    What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: law  gift  god 
     
    The dower of great beauty has always been misfortune, since happiness and beauty do not agree together.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: beauty  happiness 
     
    These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: night  flowers 
     
    One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: victory 
     
    But whether it be dream or truth, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth's sake. If not, then to gain friends for the time when we awaken.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: time  truth  friends  dreams 
     
    For even in dreams a good deed is not lost.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: lost  dreams 
     
    How surely a knowledge of the world hardens the heart!
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: world 
     
    At the point when affection is not frenzy, it is not adore.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    For man's greatest crime is to have been born.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: crimes 
     
    Dreams are rough copies of the waking soul Yet uncorrected of the higher will, So that men sometimes in their dreams confess An unsuspected, or forgotten, self; -Since Dreaming, Madness, Passion, are akin In missing each that salutory rein Of reason, and the grinding will of man.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    The heart is an astrologer that always divines the truth.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: truth  heart  divine 
     
    No windows give a better view than those a man brings with him in his head, not asking for tickets of admission, since at all functions, festivals, or feasts he looks out with the same nice self-composure.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: men 
     
    Even in dreams doing good is not wasted.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: dreams 
     
    Light-enchanted sunflower, thou Who gazest ever true and tender On the sun's revolving splendour.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: true 
     
    In this treacherous world Nothing is the truth nor a lie. Everything depends on the color Of the crystal through which one sees it
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: truth  world  lies 
     
    When love is not madness, it is not love.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: madness 
     
    Restless sunflower; cease to move.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: world 
     
    All must yield to the weight of years; conquest is not difficult for time.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: time 
     
    No virtue can be real that has not been tried. The gold in the crucible alone is perfect; the loadstone tests the steel, and the diamond is tried by the diamond, while metals gleam the brighter in the furnace.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: alone  virtue  real  diamond 
     
    A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: action 
     
    Our treasures trifles seem, and all our life is dreaming, and the dreams themselves are dreams.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: dreaming  dreams 
     
    If a pretty woman only knew how anger improved her beauty! Her complexion needs no other paint than indignation.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: women  anger 
     
    Speak no evil of women; I tell thee the meanest of them deserves respect; for of women do we not all come?
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: evil  women 
     
    All just laws condemn cruelty.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: law  cruelty 
     
    All life is a dream, and all dreams are dreams.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: dreams 
     
    Never confide your secrets to paper; it is like throwing a stone in the air; and if you know who throws the stone, you do not know where it may fall.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: secret 
     
    To the King, one must give his possessions and his life; but honour is a possession of soul, and the soul is only God's.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: soul  god 
     
    A woman needs a stronger head than her own for counsel-she should marry.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: women  marry 
     
    They say that the best counsel is that of woman.
    — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    tags: women 
     
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    pedro calderon de la barca
    Birth    : January 17, 1600
    Death  : May 25, 1681
    Occupation  : Dramatist