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Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes

The name Cervantes is synonymous with the very concept of Spanish literature, and perhaps, classic literature itself. His book, "€œEl Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha"€, more popularly referred to as "Don Quijote", had tremendous impact on the English language, even going so far as to give us such common expressions as "a wild goose chase"€ and "€œthe pot calling the kettle bla…

Date of Birth: September 29, 1547
Date of Death: April 23, 1616


Found 28 quotes by Miguel de Cervantes .
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Miguel de Cervantes

"One who has not only the four S's, which are required in every good lover, but even the whole alphabet; as for example... Agreeable, Bountiful, Constant, Dutiful, Easy, Faithful, Gallant, Honorable, Ingenious, Kind, Loyal, Mild, Noble, Officious, Prudent, Quiet, Rich, Secret, True, Valiant, Wise; the X indeed, is too harsh a letter to agree with him, but he is Young and Zealous." Miguel de Cervantes
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Love    Lovers   

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"A blot in thy escutcheon to all futurity." Miguel de Cervantes
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"Absence -- that common cure of love." Miguel de Cervantes
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Absence    British Poet   

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"Take away the cause, and the effect ceases." Miguel de Cervantes
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Causes   

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"Be slow of tongue and quick of eye." Miguel de Cervantes
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Caution   

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"Now blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep: it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; 'Tis meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. 'Tis the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap; and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise-man even. There is only one thing that I dislike in sleep; 'Tis that it resembles death; there's very little difference between a man in his first sleep, and a man in his last sleep." Miguel de Cervantes
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Sleep   

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"Nor has his death the world deceiv'd than his wondrous life surprise d; if he like a madman liv'd least he like a wise one dy'd." Miguel de Cervantes
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Epitaphs   

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"Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives; and, on for the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man." Miguel de Cervantes
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Freedom   

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"'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it." Miguel de Cervantes
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Cute Love    Love    Sad Break Up Love    Sad Love    Sweet Love   

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"And for the citation of so many authors, 'tis the easiest thing in nature. Find out one of these books with an alphabetical index, and without any farther ceremony, remove it verbatim into your own... there are fools enough to be thus drawn into an opinion of the work; at least, such a flourishing train of attendants will give your book a fashionable air, and recommend it for sale." Miguel de Cervantes
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Plagiarism   

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"Death eats up all things, both the young lamb and old sheep; and I have heard our parson say, death values a prince no more than a clown; all's fish that comes to his net; he throws at all, and sweeps stakes; he's no mower that takes a nap at noon-day, but drives on, fair weather or foul, and cuts down the green grass as well as the ripe corn: he's neither squeamish nor queesy-stomach d, for he swallows without chewing, and crams down all things into his ungracious maw; and you can see no belly he has, he has a confounded dropsy, and thirsts after men's lives, which he gurgles down like mother's milk." Miguel de Cervantes
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Death   

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"Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies." Miguel de Cervantes
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Bragging   

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"By the street of by-and-by, one arrives at the house of never." Miguel de Cervantes
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Future   

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"Though God's attributes are equal, yet his mercy is more attractive and pleasing in our eyes than his justice." Miguel de Cervantes
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God   

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"She fights and vanquishes in me, and I live and breathe in her, and I have life and being." Miguel de Cervantes
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Life   

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"Miracle me no miracles." Miguel de Cervantes
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Miracles   

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"No man is more than another unless he does more than another." Miguel de Cervantes
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Service   

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"Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one." Miguel de Cervantes
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Slavery   

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"One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house." Miguel de Cervantes
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Tact And Tactfulness   

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"The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works." Miguel de Cervantes
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Work   

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"All is not gold that glitters." Miguel de Cervantes
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