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CERVANTES (MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA)
Spanish author
(1547 - 1616)
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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
      - [Proverbs]

A good name is better than bags of gold.
      - [Reputation]

A little instrument of mighty power.
      - [Quill]

A man dishonored is worse than dead.
      - [Scandal]

A shy face is better than a forward heart.
      - [Bashfulness]

All beauty does not inspire love. Some please the sight without captivating the affections.
      - [Beauty]

All persons are not discreet enough to know how to take things by the right handle.
      - [Discretion]

All sorrows are bearable, if there is bread.
      - [Sorrow]

Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
      - [Mercy]

An honest man's word is as good as his bond.
      - [Honesty]

Be not under the dominion of thine own will; it is the vice of the ignorant, who vainly presume on their own understanding.
      - [Self-will]

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
      - [Caution]

Beauty in a modest woman is like fire at a distance, or like a sharp sword; neither doth the one burn, nor the other wound those that come not too near them.
      - [Beauty]

Blessings on him, who invented sleep.
      - [Blessings]

By the streets of "By and By" one arrives at the house of "Never."
      - [Procrastination]

Cunning cheats itself wholly, and other people partially.
      - [Cunning]

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
      - [Diligence]

Dine on little, and sup on less.
      - [Prudence]

Every one in his own house and God in all of them.
      - [Home]

Evil comes not amiss if it comes alone.
      - [Evil]

For let us women be never so ill-favored, I imagine that we are always delighted to hear ourselves called handsome.
      - [Vanity]

For men may prove and use their friends, as the poet expresses it, usque ad aras, meaning that a friend should not be required to act contrary to the law of God.
      - [Friends]

For the bow cannot possibly stand always bent, nor can human nature or human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
      - [Recreation]

For the bow cannot stand always bent, nor can human nature or human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
      - [Pleasure]

Good Christians should never avenge injuries.
      - [Vengeance]


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