Miguel de Cervantes Quotes

Where there’s music there can’t be mischief.

Virtue is persecuted by the wicked more than it is loved by the good.

Blessings on him who first invented sleep. It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak. It is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It makes the shepherd equal to the monarch, and the fool to the wise. There is but […]

A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world as a public indecency.

Poetry, good sir, in my opinion, is like a tender virgin, very young, and extremely beautiful, whom divers others virgins – namely, all the other sciences – make it their business to enrich, polish and adorn; and to her it belongs to make use of them all, and on her part to give luster to […]

Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.

Patience and shuffle the cards.

When one door is shut, another opens.

Plain as the nose on a man’s face.

There is a strange charm in the hope of a good legacy that wonderfully reduces the sorrow people otherwise may feel for the death of their relatives and friends.