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Miguel de Cervantes

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Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547– 22 April 1616)[2] was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called la lengua de Cervantes (“the language of Cervantes”). He was dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios (“The Prince of Wits”).





1. THE TRUTH MAY BE STRETCHED THIN, BUT IT NEVER BREAKS, AND IT ALWAYS SURFACES ABOVE LIES, AS OIL FLOATS ON WATER.

2. THE PEN IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL; AS THE CONCEPTS THAT IN IT ARE GENERATED, SUCH WILL BE ITS WRITINGS.

3. ALL THE VICES, SANCHO, BRING SOME KIND OF PLEASURE WITH THEM; BUT ENVY BRINGS NOTHING BUT IRRITATION, BITTERNESS, AND RAGE.

4. ALL I KNOW IS THAT SO LONG I AM ASLEEP I AM RID OF ALL FEARS AND HOPES AND TOILS AND GLORY, AND LONG LIVE THE MAN WHO INVENTED SLEEP, THE CLOAK THAT COVERS ALL HUMAN THIRST.

5. THE BRAVE MAN CARVES OUT HIS FORTUNE, AND EVERY MAN IS THE SUM OF HIS OWN WORKS.

6. AND THUS BEING TOTALLY PREOCCUPIED, HE RODE SO SLOWLY THAT THE SUN WAS SOON GLOWING WITH SUCH INTENSE HEAT THAT IT WOULD HAVE MELTED HIS BRAINS, IF HE’D HAD ANY.

7. 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 …MADDEST OF ALL IS TO SEE LIFE AS IT IS AND NOT AS IT SHOULD BE.

8. EVERYONE IS AS GOD HAS MADE HIM, AND OFTENTIMES A GREAT DEAL WORSE.

9. ABUNDANCE, EVEN OF GOOD THINGS, PREVENTS THEM FROM BEING VALUED.

10. IN ORDER TO ATTAIN THE IMPOSSIBLE, ONE MUST ATTEMPT THE ABSURD.

11. MAKE IT THY BUSINESS TO KNOW THYSELF, WHICH IS THE MOST DIFFICULT LESSON IN THE WORLD.

12. ALL KINDS OF BEAUTY DO NOT INSPIRE LOVE; THERE IS A KIND WHICH ONLY PLEASES THE SIGHT, BUT DOES NOT CAPTIVATE THE AFFECTIONS.

13. DRINK MODERATELY, FOR DRUNKENESS NEITHER KEEPS A SECRET, NOR OBSERVES A PROMISE.

14. NEVER STAND BEGGING FOR THAT WHICH YOU HAVE THE POWER TO EARN.

15. HE WHO SINGS SCARES AWAY HIS WOES.

16. THE REASON FOR THE UNREASON WITH WHICH YOU TREAT MY REASON , SO WEAKENS MY REASON THAT WITH REASON I COMPLAIN OF YOUR BEAUTY.

17. FINALLY, FROM SO LITTLE SLEEPING AND SO MUCH READING, HIS BRAIN DRIED UP AND HE WENT COMPLETELY OUT OF HIS MIND.

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