Quotes by Miguel de Cervantes

A person dishonored is worst than dead.
– Miguel de Cervantes
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
– Miguel de Cervantes
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.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Every man is as God made him, ay, and often worse.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Every man is the son of his own works.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Fair and softly goes far.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
– Miguel de Cervantes
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.
– Miguel de Cervantes
For if he like a madman lived, At least he like a wise one died.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
– Miguel de Cervantes
From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.
– Miguel de Cervantes
God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.
– Miguel de Cervantes
He had a face like a blessing.
– Miguel de Cervantes
He is mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid intervals.
– Miguel de Cervantes
He preaches well that lives well.
– Miguel de Cervantes
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
– Miguel de Cervantes