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CERVANTES (MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA)
Spanish author
(1547 - 1616)
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To be good to the vile is to throw water into the sea.
      - [Clemency]

To-day for thee, and to-morrow for me.
      - [Expectation]

Treason pleases, but not the traitor.
      - [Treason]

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.
      - [Truth]

We must not stand upon trifles.
      - [Trifles]

Well-gotten wealth may lose itself, but the ill-gotten loses its master also.
      - [Wealth]

What is bought is cheaper than a gift.
      - [Credit]

When good luck knocks at the door, let him in and keep him there.
      - [Luck]

When in doubt, lean to the side of mercy.
      - [Doubt]

When we leave this world, and are laid in the earth, the prince walks as narrow a path as the day-laborer.
      - [Equality]

Whoever is ignorant is vulgar.
      - [Ignorance]

Wit and humor belong to genius alone.
      - [Wit]

Inasmuch as ill-deeds spring up as a spontaneous crop, they are easy to learn.
  [Sp., Como el hacer mal viene de natural cosecha, facilmente se aprende el hacerle.]
      - Coloquio de los Perros [Evil]

Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
  [Sp., La mejor salsa del mundo es la hambre.]
      - Don Quixote [Hunger]

In a village of La Mancha the name of which I have no desire to recall, there lived not so long ago one of those gentlemen who always have a lance in the rack, an ancient buckler, a skinny nag, and a greyhound for the chase.
      - Don Quixote, (Putnam's translation)
        [Books (First Lines)]

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world was better for this.
      - Don Quixote [Life]

One should not talk of hatters in the house of the hanged.
      - Don Quixote [Hatters]

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long and wise experience.
      - Don Quixote [Proverbs (General)]

There is no proverb which is not true.
  [Sp., No hay refran que no sea verdadero.]
      - Don Quixote [Proverbs (General)]

Until death all is life.
  (Where there's life there's hope.)
    [Sp., Hasta la muerte todo es vida.]
      - Don Quixote [Hope]

When you are at Rome, do as you see.
  [Sp., Cuando a Roma fueres, haz como vieres.]
      - Don Quixote [Rome]

With life many things are remedied.
  (While there's life there's hope.)
    [Sp., Con la vida muchas cosas se remedian.]
      - Don Quixote [Hope]

To Rome for everything.
  [Sp., Y a Roma pro todo.]
      - Don Quixote (2, 13, 55) [Rome]

A man prepared has half fought the battle.
  [Sp., Hombre apercebido medio combatido.]
      - Don Quixote (2, 7) [Progress]

The rather since every man is the son of his own works.
  [Sp., Quanto mas que cada uno es hijo de sus obras.]
      - Don Quixote (bk. I, ch. 4) [Work]


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