Miguel de Cervantes was a prolific Spanish writer. He is regarded as one of the world’s most illustrious novelists and one of the greatest writers in the Spanish language. His novel ‘Don Quixote’ is the second most-translated book in the world, after the Bible; it has been translated in more than 140 languages and dialects. This novel is also considered to be the best work of fiction ever; it is a classic of the Western literature and regarded as the first modern novel. Here is a corpus of interesting and famous quotes by Miguel de Cervantes, which have been amassed from the vast sea of his writings, poetry, and plays. Let us browse through the words of wisdom in form of quotes by Miguel de Cervantes on diligence, parenting, victory, children, time, brain, learning, experience, law, serenity, motive, etc.
'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
'Tis the maddest trick a man can ever play in his whole life, to let his breath sneak out of his body without any more ado, and without so much as a rap o'er the pate, or a kick of the guts; to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle, and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.
A father may have a child who is ugly and lacking in all the graces, and the love he feels for him puts a blindfold over his eyes so that he does not see his defects but considers them signs of charm and intelligence and recounts them to his friends as if they were clever and witty.
All of that is true,’ responded Don Quixote, ‘but we cannot all be friars, and God brings His children to heaven by many paths: chivalry is a religion, and there are sainted knights in Glory.’ Yes,’ responded Sancho, ‘but I’ve heard that there are more friars in heaven than knights errant.’ That is true,’ responded Don Quixote, ‘because the number of religious is greater than the number of knights.’ There are many who are errant,’ said Sancho. Many,’ responded Don Quixote, ‘but few who deserve to be called knights.