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"A person dishonored is worst than dead." Miguel de Cervantes
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"There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots." Miguel de Cervantes
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"Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills." Miguel de Cervantes
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"He had a face like a blessing." Miguel de Cervantes
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"I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences." Miguel de Cervantes
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"Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched." Miguel de Cervantes
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"No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly." Miguel de Cervantes
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"When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive." Miguel de Cervantes
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"Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise." Miguel de Cervantes
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"There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war." Miguel de Cervantes
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"A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency." Miguel de Cervantes
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"He preaches well that lives well." Miguel de Cervantes
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"Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world." Miguel de Cervantes
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"Jests that give pains are no jests." Miguel de Cervantes
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"Every man is the son of his own works." Miguel de Cervantes
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"A closed mouth catches no flies." Miguel de Cervantes
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"Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes." Miguel de Cervantes
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"'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged." Miguel de Cervantes
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"To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope." Miguel de Cervantes
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"Time ripens all things; no man is born wise." Miguel de Cervantes
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"Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune." Miguel de Cervantes
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