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    A closed mouth catches no flies. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    A person dishonored is worst than dead. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    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-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    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-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    Every man is the son of his own works. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    Fair and softly goes far. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    Fear has many eyes and can see things underground. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    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-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    God bears with the wicked, but not forever. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    He had a face like a blessing. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    He preaches well that lives well. Miguel-de-CervantesMiguel 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-CervantesMiguel 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-CervantesMiguel 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-CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
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    In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Jests that give pains are no jests. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Man appoints, and God disappoints. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    That which costs little is less valued. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">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/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">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/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war. Miguel-de-Cervantes/">Miguel de Cervantes
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    There's no taking trout with dry breeches. Miguel-de-Cervantes/41.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched. Miguel-de-Cervantes/42.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Thou hast seen nothing yet. Miguel-de-Cervantes/43.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Time ripens all things; no man is born wise. Miguel-de-Cervantes/44.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Tis a dainty thing to command, though twere but a flock of sheep. Miguel-de-Cervantes/45.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes. Miguel-de-Cervantes/46.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    To be prepared is half the victory. Miguel-de-Cervantes/47.php">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/48.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. Miguel-de-Cervantes/49.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water. Miguel-de-Cervantes/50.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water. Miguel-de-Cervantes/51.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water. Miguel-de-Cervantes/52.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice. Miguel-de-Cervantes/53.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    Virtue is the truest nobility. Miguel-de-Cervantes/54.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive. Miguel-de-Cervantes/55.php">Miguel de Cervantes
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    When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome. Miguel-de-Cervantes/56.php">Miguel de Cervantes