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Miguel de Cervantes Quotes

- "A closed mouth catches no flies." - "A person dishonored is worst than dead." - "There is a time for some things and a time for all things; a time for great things and a time for small things." - "A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency." - "A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience." - "Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune." - "Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason." - "Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it." - "Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes." - "Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise." - "Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse." - "Every man is the son of his own works." - "Fair and softly goes far." - "Fear has many eyes and can see things underground." - "For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences." - "Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory." - "From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment." - "God bears with the wicked, but not forever." - "Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds." - "He had a face like a blessing." - "He preaches well that lives well."