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About Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes was a noted Spanish novelist, poet, playwright and soldier considered by many to be the greatest Spanish writer of all time. Today, he is best remembered for his 1605 novel Don Quixote, which is widely regarded as one of the best novels ever published. His other notable works include Novelas ejemplares (Exemplary Novels) and Viaje al Parnaso (Journey to Parnassus).
He was born to Rodrigo de Cervantes and Leonor de Cortinas. He got married to Catalina de Salazar y Palacios in 1584. The marriage was childless. He however, fathered a daughter named Isabel from a previous relationship.
While serving as a soldier for his country, he lost the use of his left arm after being severely wounded in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.
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Famous quotes by Miguel de Cervantes
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.Miguel de Cervantes
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.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
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
God bears with the wicked, but not forever.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
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 Cervantes
Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.Miguel de Cervantes
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.Miguel de Cervantes
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.Miguel de Cervantes
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
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.Miguel de Cervantes
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.Miguel de Cervantes
That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.Miguel de Cervantes
The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.Miguel de Cervantes
There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.Miguel de Cervantes
There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.Miguel de Cervantes
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
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.Miguel de Cervantes
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.Miguel de Cervantes
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.Miguel de Cervantes
Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.Miguel de Cervantes
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes' Popularity
Miguel de Cervantes was a famous Spanish author, who was born on September 29, 1547. As a person born on this date, Miguel de Cervantes is listed in our database as the 28th most popular celebrity for the day (September 29).
People born on September 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Miguel de Cervantes is the 736th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Miguel de Cervantes' birthday, Miguel de Cervantes is the 47th most famous Spanish.
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