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CERVANTES (MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA)
Spanish author
(1547 - 1616)
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Riches are able to solder up abundance of flaws.
      - [Riches]

Riches are of little avail in many of the calamities to which mankind are liable.
      - [Riches]

Seek for good, but expect evil.
      - [Goodness]

She who desires to see, desires also to be seen.
      - [Display]

Short sentences drawn from a long experience.
      - [Proverbs (General)]

Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles.
      - [Sleep]

Sloth * * * never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
      - [Sloth]

Smell a rat.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

Take away the motive, and you take away the sin.
      - [Motive]

The absent feel and fear every ill.
      - [Absence]

The absent fell and fear every ill.
      - [Absence]

The ass bears the load, but not the overload.
      - [Excess]

The darts of love are blunted by maiden modesty.
      - [Love]

The knowledge of thyself will preserve thee from vanity.
      - [Vanity]

The little birds have God for their caterer.
      - [Birds]

The mean of true valor lies between the extremes of cowardice and rashness.
      - [Valor]

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
      - [Acting]

The poet may say or sing, not as things were, but as they ought to have been; but the historian must pen them, not as they ought to have been, but as they really were.
      - [Poetry]

The reputation of a woman may also be compared to a mirror of crystal, shining and bright, but liable to be sullied by every breath that comes near it.
      - [Reputation]

The wicked are always ungrateful.
      - [Ingratitude]

The wise hand does not all the tongue dictates.
      - [Hand]

There is a remedy for everything but death; who, in spite of our teeth, will take us in his clutches.
      - [Death]

There is no jewel in the world so valuable as a chaste and virtuous woman.
      - [Women]

There is nothing costs less than civility.
      - [Politeness]

Three things too much and three too little are pernicious to man: to speak much and know little; to spend much and have little; to presume much and be worth little.
      - [Indiscretion]


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