Most popular Cervantes Quotes
Fair and softly goes far.
Delay always brings danger.
Facts are the enemy of truth.
Virtue is the truest nobility.
A stout heart breaks bad luck.
Patience, and shuffle the cards.
Love and war are the same thing.
He preaches well that lives well.
Absence, that common cure of love.
Jests that give pains are no jests.
Let every man mind his own business.
They who lose today may win tomorrow.
Where is music, there can be no evil.
Everything disturbs the absent lover.
He who sings frightens away his ills.
That which cost little is less valued.
The eyes those silent tongues of love.
My honor is dearer to me than my life.
Ill-luck, you know, seldom comes alone.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
Can we ever have too much of a good thing?
There's no sauce in the world like hunger.
Great men are able to do great kindnesses.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
All music jars when the soul's out of tune.
Time ripens all things. No man's born wise.
An honest man's word is as good as his bond.
Who errs and mends, to God himself commends.
Experience, the universal Mother of Sciences.
By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
I must speak the truth, and nothing but the truth.
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
Naked came I into the world, and naked must I go out.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
If something stands to be gained, nothing will be lost.
Every man was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experiences.
Forewarned, Forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
Lovers are commonly industrious to make themselves uneasy.
Every tooth in one's head is more valuable than a diamond.
Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.
It is a common saying, that he who gives freely gives twice.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
That which we are capable of feeling, we are capable of saying.
It is a fine thing to command, even if it only be a herd of cattle.
I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.
I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.
Who cannot but see oftentimes how strange the threads of our destiny run?
The meaning of true valor lies between the extremes of cowardice and rashness.
A brave man craves out his fortune, and every man is the child of his own work.
It is a bad judgement to speak of halters in the house of man who has been hanged.
The ass will carry its load, but not a double load; ride not a free horse to death.
Fear is sharp-sighted, and can see things under ground, and much more in the skies.
They got the better of themselves, and that's the best kind of victory one can wish for.
That's the nature of woman, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
Fortune may have yet a better success in reserve for you, and they who lose today may win tomorrow.
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
It is the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not to venture all his eggs in one basket.
There's a time for some things, and a time for all things; a time for great things, and a time for small things.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly; and this self-deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind.
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.
There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.