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Cervantes Saavedra Quotes

Cervantes Saavedra
Fortune sometimes turns round like a mill wheel and he who was yesterday at the top lies today at the bottom
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Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
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Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
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The worst reconciliation is better than the best divorce
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Thou hast seen nothing yet.
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You must not think, sir, to catch old birds with chaff.
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Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
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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.
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Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
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No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.
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The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
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Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
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For if he like a madman lived, at least he like a wise one died.
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It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
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Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are.
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#Company

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Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
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#Quotes #Experience

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God bless the inventor of sleep, the cloak that covers all men's thoughts, the food that cures all hunger . . . the balancing weight that levels the shepherd with the king and the simple with the wise.
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#Food

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If you are ambitious of climbing up to the difficult, and in a manner inaccessible, summit of the Temple of Fame, your surest way is to leave on one hand the narrow path of Poetry, and follow the narrower track of Knight-Errantry, which in a trice may raise you to an imperial throne.
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#Fame

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All the physicians and authors in the world could not give a clear account of his madness. He is mad in patches, full of lucid intervals.
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#Madness

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You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.
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#Home

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Too much sanity may be madness
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#Madness

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Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
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Fair and softly goes far.
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Tis an old saying, the Devil lurks behind the cross. All is not gold that glitters. From the tail of the plough, Bamba was made King of Spain; and from his silks and riches was Rodrigo cast to be devoured by the snakes.
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