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

A man prepared has half fought the battle.

Proverbs: Short sentences drawn from long experiences.

The righteous sometimes pay for the sinners.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

There are only two families in the world, the Haves and the Have Nots.

A good name is better than bags of gold (riches).

There can be no true pleasantry without discretion.

All comparisons are odious.

There is no road so level as to have no rough places.

All that glisters is not gold.

There's no sauce in the world like hunger.

Art does not surpass nature, but only brings it to perfection.

Those two fatal words, Mind and Thine..."Do not forget, Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "that there are two kinds of beauty, one being of the soul and the other of the body. That of the soul is revealed through intelligence, modesty, right conduct, generosity, and good breeding, all of which qualities may exist in an ugly man; and when one's gaze is fixed upon beauty of this sort and not upon that of the body, love is usually born suddenly and violently."

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.

Time is the discoverer of all things.

Draw strength from weakness.

'Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.

For historians ought to be precise, truthful, and quite unprejudiced, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should cause them to swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depository of great actions, the witness of what is past, the example and instruction of the present, the monitor of the future.

Truth always rises above falsehood, as oil rises above water.

He got the better of himself, and that's the best kind of victory one can wish for.

Truth stretches but does not break.

I am of opinion that there are no proverbial sayings which are not true, because they are all sentences drawn from experience itself, who is the mother of all sciences.

We must suit our behaviour to the occasion.

It is good to live and learn.

What is bought is cheaper than a gift.

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