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CERVANTES (MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA)
Spanish author
(1547 - 1616)
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There is no remembrance which time does not obliterate, nor pain which death does not put an end to.
  [Sp., No ay memoria a quien el tiempo no acabe, ni dolor que nuerte no le consuma.]
      - Don Quixote (III, 1) [Time]

Fear has many eyes.
  [Sp., El miedo tiene muchos ojos.]
      - Don Quixote (III, 6) [Fear]

Earned with the sweat of my brows.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. I, ch. 4) [Work]

As ill-luck would have it.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. I, ch. II) [Luck]

Can one desire too much of a good thing?
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. I, ch. VI)
        [Goodness]

Make hay while the sun shines.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. 11)
        [Proverbs : Sun]

Leap out of the frying pan into the fire.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. IV)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

I am almost frightened out of my seven senses.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. IX)
        [Senses]

Within a stone's throw of it.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. IX)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. VI)
        [Familiarity]

Thank you for nothing.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. VIII)
        [Proverbs : Thankfulness]

Thou art a cat, and rat, and a coward to boot.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. VIII)
        [Character]

I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine: Every man for himself and God for us all.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. XI)
        [Independence]

You are a devil at everything, and there is no kind of thing in the 'versal world but what you can turn your hand into.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. XI)
        [Ability]

More knave than fool.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. IV, ch. 2) [Folly]

I will take my corporal oath on it.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. IV, ch. X) [Oaths]

Every one is the son of his own works.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. IV, ch. XX)
        [Character]

And the first thing I would do in my government, I would have nobody to control me, I would be absolute; and who but I: now, he that is absolute, can do what he likes; he that can do what he likes, can take his pleasure; he that can take his pleasure, can be content; and he that can be content, has no more to desire; so the matter's over.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. IV, ch. XXIII)
        [Government]

I would do what I pleased, and doing what I pleased, I should have my will, and having my will, I should be contented; and when one is contented, there is no more to be desired; and when there is no more to be desired, there is an end of it.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. IV, ch. XXIII)
        [Contentment]

I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, ch. IV) [Shoemaking]

You must not think, sir, to catch old birds with chaff.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, ch. IV) [Birds]

One swallow alone does not make the summer.
  [Sp., Una golondrina sola no hace verano.]
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, ch. XIII) [Swallows]

"For all that let me tell thee, brother Panza," said Don Quixote, "that there is no recollection which time does not put an end to, and no pain which death does not remove."
  "And what greater misfortune can there be," replied Panza, "than the one that waits for time to put an end to it and death to remove it?"
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, ch. XV) [Death]

He had scarcely gone a short league, when Fortune, that was conducting his affairs from good to better, discovered to him the road, where he also espied an Inn. Sancho positively maintained it was an Inn, and his master that it was a castle; and the dispute lasted so long that they arrived there before it was determined.
      - Don Quixote (pt. I, ch. XV) [Inns]

God helps everyone with what is his own.
  [Sp., Ayude Dios con lo suyo a cada uno.]
      - Don Quixote (pt. II, 26) [Help]


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