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

Madness must necessarily have more followers than discretion.

When one door is shut, another opens.

No one is born ready taught.

While we are asleep we are all equal.

The pen is the tongue of the mind.

Works of charity negligently performed are of no worth.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.

Necessity urges desperate measures.

An honest man's word is as good as his bond.

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness — its opposite — never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Sloth never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.

Every man is the son of his own works.

Strive to know thyself, the most difficult thing to know that can be imagined.

Every one in his own house and God in all of them.

Take away the motive, and you take away the sin.

Every one is responsible for his own acts.

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.

Fear has many eyes.

The knowledge of thyself will preserve thee from vanity.

He is best served who has no occasion to put the hand of others at the end of his arms.

The mean of true valor lies between the extremes of cowardice and rashness.

He preaches well that lives well.

The wicked are always ungrateful.

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