Quotes and Quotations

Memorable Quotes and quotations from Miguel De Cervantes

Miguel De Cervantes Spanish adventurer, author, & poet (1547 - 1616)


Miguel De Cervantes -
- Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse.

Miguel De Cervantes -
- Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

Miguel De Cervantes -
- A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.

Miguel De Cervantes -
- Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.

Miguel De Cervantes -
- Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long.

Miguel De Cervantes -
- Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.

Miguel De Cervantes -
- Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

Miguel De Cervantes - Exemplary Novels (1613)
- I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.

Miguel De Cervantes - Don Quixote de la Mancha
- When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical may be madness. To surrender dreams, this may be madness. To seek treasures where there is only trash...Too much sanity may be madness, and maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.

Miguel De Cervantes -
- Man have to have friends even in hell.

Miguel De Cervantes -
- Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.