Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Spain
29 Sep 1547 // 22 Apr 1616
Novelist / Poet / Playwright

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There is no remembrance which time does not obliterate, nor pain which death does not put an end to
The foolish sayings of the rich pass for wise saws in society
Make yourself honey and the flies will devour you
Folly is wont to have more followers and comrades than discretion
He who sings frightens away his ills
Let the worst come to the worst
Until death all is life
Hunger is the best sauce in the world
The absent fell and fear every ill
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
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