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Miguel Cervantes

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Miguel Cervantes
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Miguel Cervantes work
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.
Miguel Cervantes love
You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.
Miguel Cervantes fire
I was so free with him as not to mince the matter.
Miguel Cervantes free
They can expect nothing but their labor for their pains.
Miguel Cervantes pain
En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme, no hace mucho tiempo que viv
Miguel Cervantes man
As ill-luck would have it.
Miguel Cervantes luck
Which I have earned with the sweat of my brows.
Miguel Cervantes wit
Can we ever have too much of a good thing?
Miguel Cervantes good
The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.
Miguel Cervantes work
Put you in this pickle.
Miguel Cervantes you
He had a face like a benediction.
Miguel Cervantes
The charging of his enemy was but the work of a moment.
Miguel Cervantes work
Those two fatal words, Mine and Thine.
Miguel Cervantes words
The eyes those silent tongues of Love.
Miguel Cervantes eyes
There's not the least thing can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault.
Miguel Cervantes people
Without a wink of sleep.
Miguel Cervantes sleep
It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
Miguel Cervantes man
Fair and softly goes far.
Miguel Cervantes
No limits but the sky.
Miguel Cervantes sky
Fear is sharp-sighted, and can see things underground, and much more in the skies.
Miguel Cervantes fear
To give the devil his due.
Miguel Cervantes evil
Plain as the nose on a man's face.
Miguel Cervantes man
Let me leap out of the frying-pan into the fire; or, out of God's blessing into the warm sun.
Miguel Cervantes war
You are taking the wrong sow by the ear.
Miguel Cervantes wrong
Bell, book, and candle.
Miguel Cervantes book
You're leaping over the hedge before you come to the stile.
Miguel Cervantes you
Let the worst come to the worst.
Miguel Cervantes
You are come off now with a whole skin.
Miguel Cervantes wit
That's the nature of women ... not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
Miguel Cervantes love
Ill luck, you know, seldom comes alone.
Miguel Cervantes alone
Why do you lead me a wild-goose chase?
Miguel Cervantes wild
I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.
Miguel Cervantes wit
The more thou stir it, the worse it will be.
Miguel Cervantes will
Now had Aurora displayed her mantle over the blushing skies, and dark night withdrawn her sable veil.
Miguel Cervantes man
I tell thee, that is Mambrino's helmet.
Miguel Cervantes
Give me but that, and let the world rub; there I'll stick.
Miguel Cervantes world
Sure as a gun.
Miguel Cervantes
Experience, the universal Mother of Sciences.
Miguel Cervantes science
Sing away sorrow, cast away care.
Miguel Cervantes sorrow
Thank you for nothing.
Miguel Cervantes you
After meat comes mustard; or, like money to a starving man at sea, when there are no victuals to be bought with it.
Miguel Cervantes money
Of good natural parts and of a liberal education.
Miguel Cervantes education
Would puzzle a convocation of casuists to resolve their degrees of consanguinity.
Miguel Cervantes cat
Let every man mind his own business.
Miguel Cervantes mind
Murder will out.
Miguel Cervantes will
Thou art a cat, and a rat, and a coward.
Miguel Cervantes war
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Miguel Cervantes cats
Raise a hue and cry.
Miguel Cervantes cry
To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action when there is more reason to fear than to hope. 'Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket. And though I am but a clown, or a bumpkin, as you may say, yet I would have you to know I know what is what, and have always taken care of the main chance...
Miguel Cervantes hope
I know what's what, and have always taken care of the main chance.
Miguel Cervantes care
The ease of my burdens, the staff of my life.
Miguel Cervantes life
I am almost frighted out of my seven senses.
Miguel Cervantes right
Within a stone's throw of it.
Miguel Cervantes wit
The very remembrance of my former misfortune proves a new one to me.
Miguel Cervantes
Absence, that common cure of love.
Miguel Cervantes love
From pro's and con's they fell to a warmer way of disputing.
Miguel Cervantes war
Let us make hay while the sun shines.
Miguel Cervantes sun
I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine; every man for himself, and God for us all.
Miguel Cervantes men
Little said is soonest mended.
Miguel Cervantes men
A close mouth catches no flies.
Miguel Cervantes lies
She may guess what I should perform in the wet, if I do so much in the dry.
Miguel Cervantes
You are a devil at everything, and there is no kind of thing in the 'versal world but what you can turn your hand to.
Miguel Cervantes world
It will grieve me so to the heart, that I shall cry my eyes out.
Miguel Cervantes art
Thou hast seen nothing yet.
Miguel Cervantes
My memory is so bad that many times I forget my own name.
Miguel Cervantes time
'Twill grieve me so to the heart that I shall cry my eyes out.
Miguel Cervantes art
Ready to split his sides with laughing.
Miguel Cervantes wit
I must speak the truth, and nothing but the truth.
Miguel Cervantes truth
My honor is dearer to me than my life.
Miguel Cervantes life
Delay always breeds danger.
Miguel Cervantes anger
Think before thou speakest.
Miguel Cervantes think
Let us forget and forgive injuries.
Miguel Cervantes forgive
They must needs go whom the Devil drives.
Miguel Cervantes evil
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Miguel Cervantes
More knave than fool.
Miguel Cervantes
I can tell where my own shoe pinches me; and you must not think, sir, to catch old birds with chaff.
Miguel Cervantes you
I never saw a more dreadful battle in my born days.
Miguel Cervantes read
Here is the devil-and-all to pay.
Miguel Cervantes evil
I begin to smell a rat.
Miguel Cervantes
I will take my corporal oath on it.
Miguel Cervantes will
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Miguel Cervantes
Let none presume to tell me that the pen is preferable to the sword.
Miguel Cervantes
It is past all controversy that what costs dearest is, and ought to be, most valued.
Miguel Cervantes past
It is a common proverb, beauteous princess, thatis the mother of good fortune.
Miguel Cervantes good
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
Miguel Cervantes man
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; and come what will come, I am satisfied.
Miguel Cervantes desire
It is not the hand but the understanding of a man that may be said to write.
Miguel Cervantes understanding
Every man is as Heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
Miguel Cervantes time
When the head aches, all the members partake of the pains.
Miguel Cervantes art
History is in a manner a sacred thing, so far as it contains truth; for where truth is, the supreme Father of it may also be said to be, at least, inasmuch as concerns truth.
Miguel Cervantes truth
He has done like Orbaneja, the painter of Ubeda, who, being asked what he painted, answered, "As it may hit;" and when he had scrawled out a misshapen cock, was forced to write underneath, in Gothic letters, "This is a cock."
Miguel Cervantes pain
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 Cervantes books
"There is no book so bad," said the bachelor, "but something good may be found in it."
Miguel Cervantes book
Cada uno es como Dios le hizo, y a
Miguel Cervantes
The best sauce in the world is hunger.
Miguel Cervantes world
The pen is the tongue of the soul; as are the thoughts engendered there, so will be the things written.
Miguel Cervantes soul
Journey over all the universe in a map, without the expense and fatigue of traveling, without suffering the inconveniences of heat, cold, hunger, and thirst.
Miguel Cervantes travel
The fair sex.
Miguel Cervantes sex

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