33 Total Quotes

Miguel+de Cervantes Quotes

Miguel de Cervantes
Absence -- that common cure of love.
Miguel de Cervantes
#British Poet #Absence

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

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

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

Miguel de Cervantes
Faint heart never won fair lady.
Miguel de Cervantes
#Coward And Cowardice

Miguel de Cervantes
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
#Death

Miguel de Cervantes
'Tis the maddest trick a man can ever play in his whole life, to let his breath sneak out of his body without any more ado, and without so much as a rap o'er the pate, or a kick of the guts; to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle, and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.
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#Death

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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
#Epitaphs

Miguel de Cervantes
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
#Freedom

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

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

Miguel de Cervantes
Thou camest out of thy mother's belly without government, thou hast liv'd hitherto without government, and thou mayst be carried to thy long home without government, when it shall please the Lord. How many people in this world live without government, yet do well enough, and are well look'd upon?
Miguel de Cervantes
#Government

Miguel de Cervantes
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.
Miguel de Cervantes
#History And Historians

Miguel de Cervantes
There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.
Miguel de Cervantes
#Inheritance

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

Miguel de Cervantes
'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
#Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love #Sad Love #Sad Break Up Love

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.
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#Love #Lovers

Miguel de Cervantes
Miracle me no miracles.
Miguel de Cervantes
#Miracles

Miguel de Cervantes
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
#Plagiarism

Miguel de Cervantes
Well, now there's a remedy for everything except death.
Miguel de Cervantes
#Remedies

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

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

Miguel de Cervantes
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
#Sleep

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