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Miguel De Cervantes Quotes

A closed mouth catches no flies.

A person dishonored is worst than dead.

A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.

Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.

Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason.

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.

Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.

Every man is the son of his own works.

Fair and softly goes far.

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.

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.

Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.

From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.

God bears with the wicked, but not forever.

Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.

He had a face like a blessing.

He preaches well that lives well.