Miguel de Cervantes, fully Miguel de Cervantes Saaversa

Miguel de
Cervantes, fully Miguel de Cervantes Saaversa
1547
1616

Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet and Playwright best known for his magnum opus, Don Quixote

Author Quotes

Every production must resemble its author.

I can look sharp as well as another, and let me alone keep the cobwebs out of my eyes.

I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.

Fear is sharp-sighted and can see things under ground and much more in the skies

For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.

The stomach carries the heart, and not the heart the stomach.

A woman's advice has little value, but he who won't take it is a fool.

I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.

Take away the cause, and the effect ceases; what the eye ne'er sees, the heart ne'er rues.

Fair and softly goes far.

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there’s more reason to fear than to hope.

True valor lies half way between cowardice and rashness.

There's not the least thing can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault.

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.

Mind your own business.

That which costs little is less valued.

The reputation of a woman may be compared to a mirror, shining and bright, but liable to be sullied by every breath that comes near it.

There is a strange charm in the hope of a good legacy that wonderfully reduces the sorrow people otherwise may feel for the death of their relatives and friends.

Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are (thou art).

All music jars when the soul is out of tune.

Every one is the son of his own works.

It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.

Time ripens all things. No man is born wise. Bishops are made of men and not of stones.

There is a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us out flat some time or other.

I would do what I pleased, and doing what I pleased, I should have my will, and having my will, I should be contented; and when one is contented, there is no more to be desired; and when there is no more to be desired, there is an end of it.

Author Picture
First Name
Miguel de
Last Name
Cervantes, fully Miguel de Cervantes Saaversa
Birth Date
1547
Death Date
1616
Bio

Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet and Playwright best known for his magnum opus, Don Quixote