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CERVANTES (MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA)
Spanish author
(1547 - 1616)
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There's no taking trout with dry breeches.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. 71) [Trout]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Is it possible your pragmatical worship should not know that the comparisons made between wit and wit, courage and courage, beauty and beauty, birth and birth, are always odious and ill taken?
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. I) [Comparison]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

"There is no book so bad," said the bachelor, "but something good may be found in it."
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. III) [Books]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

This peck of troubles.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. LIII) [Trouble]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

But my thoughts ran a wool-gathering; and I did like the countryman, who looked for his ass while he was mounted on his back.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. LVII)
        [Forgetfulness]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

My thoughts ran a wool-gathering.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. LVII) [Thought]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Spick and span new.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. LVIII) [Novelty]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Now, blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep! it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It is 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, which somebody once put into my head, that I dislike in sleep; it is, that it resembles death; there is very little difference between a man in his first sleep, and a man in his last sleep.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. LXVIII) [Sleep]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. LXXIV) [Birds]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Spare your breath to cool your porridge.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. V) [Proverbs]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Sancho Panza by name is my own self, if I was not changed in my cradle.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXX) [Change]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

All that glisters is not gold.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXIII)
        [Appearance]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Honesty is the best policy.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXIII)
        [Honesty : Proverbs]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

I can look sharp as well as another, and let me alone keep the cobwebs out of my eyes.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXIII)
        [Character]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXIII)
        [Drinking]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

I have other fish to fry.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXV)
        [Fish : Proverbs]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXVII)
        [Proverbs]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

They had best not stir the rice, though it sticks to the pot.
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXVII) [Policy]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

The pen is the tongue of the mind.
  [Sp., La pluma es lengua del alma.]
      - Don Quixote (V, 16) [Authorship]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

He who lives well is the best preacher.
  [Lat., Bien predica quien bien vive.]
      - Don Quixote (VI, 19) [Life]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Whether the pitcher hits the stone or the stone hits the pitcher, it goes ill with the pitcher.
      - Don Quixote (vol. II, ch. XLIII)
        [Proverbs]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.
      - Don Quixote (vol. III, pt. II, ch. XXIII),
        quoted in [Companionship]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

A honest man's word is as good as his bond.
      - Don Quixote (vol. III, pt. II, ch. XXXIV)
        [Honesty]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Heaven's help is better than early rising.
      - Don Quixote (vol. III, pt. II, ch. XXXIV)
        [Help]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

Every one is as God made him, and often a great deal worse.
  [Sp., Cada uno es come Dios le hijo, y aun peor muchas vezes.]
      - Don Quixote (XI, 5) [Character]   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  


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