Miguel de Cervantes

Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)

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Fortune leaves always some door open to come at a remedy.Rate it:
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars and the world will be better for this.Rate it:
Every man was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.Rate it:
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.Rate it:
I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine every man for himself, and God for us all.Rate it:
A little in one's own pocket is better than much in another man's purse.Rate it:
'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.Rate it:
'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.Rate it:
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.Rate it:
A closed mouth catches no flies.Rate it:
A good name is better than riches.Rate it:
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.Rate it:
A word to the wise is enough.Rate it:
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.Rate it:
All is not gold that glitters.Rate it:
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.Rate it:
An honest man's word is as good as his bond.Rate it:
As ill-luck would have it.Rate it:
As they use to say, spick and span new.Rate it:
Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long.Rate it:
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.Rate it:
Building castles in the air, and making yourself a laughing-stock.Rate it:
Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.Rate it:
Delay always breeds danger.Rate it:
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.Rate it:
Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted.Rate it:
Every man is as Heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.Rate it:
Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse.Rate it:
Fear is sharp-sighted, and can see things under ground, and much more in the skies.Rate it:
God bears with the wicked, but not forever.Rate it:
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.Rate it:
Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.Rate it:
He has an oar in every man's boat, and a finger in every pie.Rate it:
He is as mad as a March hare.Rate it:
He preaches well that lives well.Rate it:
I can look sharp as well as another, and let me alone to keep the cobwebs out of my eyes.Rate it:
I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.Rate it:
I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.Rate it:
I must follow him through thick and thin.Rate it:
I say that good painters imitated nature but that bad ones vomited it.Rate it:
I shall be as secret as the grave.Rate it:
I think it a very happy accident.Rate it:
I was so free with him as not to mince the matter.Rate it:
Ill-luck, you know, seldom comes alone.Rate it:
In the night all cats are gray.Rate it:
It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.Rate it:
It is good to live and learn.Rate it:
It is past all controversy that what costs dearest is, and ought to be, most valued.Rate it:
It is the part of a wise man to keep himself to-day for to-morrow, and not to venture all his eggs in one basket.Rate it:
It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain and some of our griefs . . . have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.Rate it:
Let every man look before he leaps.Rate it:
Let every man mind his own business.Rate it:
Let me leap out of the frying-pan into the fire or, out of God's blessing into the warm sun.Rate it:
Let us make hay while the sun shines.Rate it:
Liberty is one of the most valuable blessings that Heaven has bestowed upon mankind.Rate it:
Little said is soonest mended.Rate it:
Love not what you are, but what you may become.Rate it:
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.Rate it:
Man have to have friends even in hell.Rate it:
Many count their chickens before they are hatched and where they expect bacon, meet with broken bones.Rate it:
Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves.Rate it:
My heart is wax moulded as she pleases, but enduring as marble to retain.Rate it:
Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.Rate it:
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.Rate it:
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.Rate it:
Sing away sorrow, cast away care.Rate it:
Spare your breath to cool your porridge.Rate it:
Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.Rate it:
Tell me thy company, and I will tell thee what thou art.Rate it:
That's the nature of women not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.Rate it:
The ass will carry his load, but not a double load ride not a free horse to death.Rate it:
The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.Rate it:
The eyes those silent tongues of love.Rate it:
The more thou stir it, the worse it will be.Rate it:
The pen is the tongue of the mind.Rate it:
The pot calls the kettle black.Rate it:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.Rate it:
There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters.Rate it:
There are only two families in the world, the Haves and Have-Nots.Rate it:
There is a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us out flat some time or other.Rate it:
There is a time for some things, and a time for all things a time for great things, and a time for small things.Rate it:
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.Rate it:
There is no love lost between us.Rate it:
They can expect nothing but their labour for their pains.Rate it:
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.Rate it:
Thou art a cat, and a rat, and a coward.Rate it:
Time ripens all things. No man is born wise.Rate it:
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.Rate it:
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should beRate it:
Wenn die Hunde bellen, dann weil wir galoppieren.Rate it:
What a man has, so much he is sure of.Rate it:
When the head aches, all the members partake of the pain.Rate it:
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.Rate it:
Which I have earned with the sweat of my brows.Rate it:
Why do you lead me a wild-goose chaseRate it:
Within a stone's throw of it.Rate it:
You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.Rate it:
You cannot eat your cake and have your cake.Rate it:
You may as well expect pears from an elm.Rate it:

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