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Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” Quotes (27 Quotes)


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  • A bad year and a bad month to all the backbiting bitches in the world!...
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • Not with whom you are born, but with whom you are bred.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • A tooth is much more to be prized than a diamond.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • Sancho, just as you want people to believe what you have seen in the sky, I want you to believe what I saw in the Cave of Montesinos. And that is all I have to say.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • Consider, that no jewel upon earth is comparable to a woman of virtue and honor; and, that the honor of the sex consists in the fair characters they maintain.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")


  • The wounds received in battle bestow honor, they do not take it away...
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • There is no book so bad...that it does not have something good in it.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • There were no embraces, because where there is great love there is often little display of it.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • For neither good nor evil can last for ever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • To think that the affairs of this life always remain in the same state is a vain presumption; indeed they all seem to be perpetually changing and moving in a circular course. Spring is followed by summer, summer by autumn, and autumn by winter, which is again followed by spring, and so time continues its everlasting round. But the life of man is ever racing to its end, swifter than time itself, without hope of renewal, unless in the next that is limitless and infinite.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • He who sees a play that is regular, and answerable to the rules of poetry, is pleased with the comic part, informed by the serious, surprised at the variety of accidents, improved by the language, warned by the frauds, instructed by examples, incensed against vice, and enamoured with virtue; for a good play must cause all these emotions in the soul of him that sees it, though he were never so insensible and unpolished.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • Translating from one language to another, unless it is from Greek and Latin, the queens of all languages, is like looking at Flemish tapestries from the wrong side, for although the figures are visible, they are covered by threads that obscure them, and cannot be seen with the smoothness and color of the right side.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")

  • Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
    (Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote")


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