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

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Well, now there's a remedy for everything except death. Miguel de Cervantes

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The greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within. Miguel de Cervantes

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Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water. Miguel de Cervantes

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The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part. Miguel de Cervantes

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One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves. Miguel de Cervantes

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Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience. Miguel de Cervantes

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He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. Miguel de Cervantes

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No man is more than another unless he does more than another. Miguel de Cervantes

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He preaches well that lives well. Miguel de Cervantes

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To be prepared is half the victory. Miguel de Cervantes

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Every man is the son of his own works. Miguel de Cervantes

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Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse. Miguel de Cervantes

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Now blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep: it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; 'Tis meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. 'Tis the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap; and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise-man even. There is only one thing that I dislike in sleep; 'Tis that it resembles death; there's very little difference between a man in his first sleep, and a man in his last sleep. Miguel de Cervantes

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The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity. Miguel de Cervantes

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I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences. Miguel de Cervantes

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Take away the cause, and the effect ceases. Miguel de Cervantes

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Be slow of tongue and quick of eye. Miguel de Cervantes

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I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar. Miguel de Cervantes

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And for the citation of so many authors, 'tis the easiest thing in nature. Find out one of these books with an alphabetical index, and without any farther ceremony, remove it verbatim into your own... there are fools enough to be thus drawn into an opinion of the work; at least, such a flourishing train of attendants will give your book a fashionable air, and recommend it for sale. Miguel de Cervantes

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Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched. Miguel de Cervantes

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

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Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water. Miguel de Cervantes

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A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency. Miguel de Cervantes

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That which costs little is less valued. Miguel de Cervantes

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Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one. Miguel de Cervantes

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

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I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea. Miguel de Cervantes

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By the street of by-and-by, one arrives at the house of never. Miguel de Cervantes

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By such innovations are languages enriched, when the words are adopted by the multitude, and naturalized by custom. Miguel de Cervantes

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'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged. Miguel de Cervantes

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Thou hast seen nothing yet. Miguel de Cervantes

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The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works. Miguel de Cervantes

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He had a face like a blessing. Miguel de Cervantes

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The eyes those silent tongues of love. Miguel de Cervantes

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Patience and shuffle the cards. Miguel de Cervantes

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

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There's no taking trout with dry breeches. Miguel de Cervantes

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A person dishonored is worst than dead. Miguel de Cervantes

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To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope. Miguel de Cervantes

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Hold you there, neither a strange hand nor my own, neither heavy nor light shall touch my bum. Miguel de Cervantes

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The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application. Miguel de Cervantes

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My grandma (rest her soul) used to say, There were but two families in the world, have-much and have-little. Miguel de Cervantes

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It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow. Miguel de Cervantes

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One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house. Miguel de Cervantes

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A blot in thy escutcheon to all futurity. Miguel de Cervantes

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God bears with the wicked, but not forever. Miguel de Cervantes

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Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art. Miguel de Cervantes

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Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other. Miguel de Cervantes

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Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds. Miguel de Cervantes