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quotation: I believe there’s no proverb but what is true; 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.

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quotation: The more thou stir it, the worse it will be. Miguel de Cervantes


The more thou stir it, the worse it will be.

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quotation: The pen is the tongue of the mind. Miguel de Cervantes


The pen is the tongue of the mind.

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this pressed: Coffin with Cervantes’ initials found in Madrid | Reuters


Forensic expert Francisco Etxeberria (R) and archaeologist Almudena Garcia Rubio hold pictures showing the remains of niches, one of them appeared with the letters M.C. on it,  found in the crypt of Trinitarian convent as they pose outside the convent in Madrid January 26, 2015. REUTERS-Sergio Perez

1 of 8. Forensic expert Francisco Etxeberria (R) and archaeologist Almudena Garcia Rubio hold pictures showing the remains of niches, one of them appeared with the letters M.C. on it, found in the crypt of Trinitarian convent as they pose outside the convent in Madrid January 26, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Sergio Perez

(Reuters) – Historians searching for the tomb of Spain’s greatest writer, Miguel de Cervantes, said on Monday they had found fragments of a coffin with his initials on it, under a convent where he may have been buried.

Four centuries after the writer of Don Quixote died, experts have been trying to locate his remains in the hope of establishing an official burial site that would attract tourists and literary pilgrims.

They began using ground-penetrating radar last April to explore the sub-soil of an old brick-walled convent in the heart of Madrid where the writer had asked to buried.

Researchers said on Monday they had found some bones and a crumbling casket after digging in the crypt. A piece of the coffin had the letters “M” and “C.” on it, spelled out in metal tacks, they said.

via Coffin with Cervantes’ initials found in Madrid | Reuters.

“It seldom happens that any felicity comes…”: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)


It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.

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Other quotations from Cervantes:

When the severity of the law is to be softened,
let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
– Miguel de Cervantes

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
– Miguel de Cervantes

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool,
and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
– Miguel de Cervantes

quotation: Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. ( Miguel de Cervantes)


Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

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QUOTATION: Miguel de Cervantes


Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.

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QUOTATION: Miguel de Cervantes


 

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Take care, your worship, those things over there are not giants but windmills.

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QUOTATION: Miguel de Cervantes


Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse.

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QUOTATION: Miguel de Cervantes


Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.

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quotation: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) on Balance


From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.

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Quotation: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) on bondage of love


The soul most free is that most bound in thralldom to the ancient tyrant Love.

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Quotation: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) on retiring, for preservation


To retire is not to flee, and there is no wisdom in waiting when danger outweighs hope, and it is the part of wise men to preserve themselves to-day for to-morrow, and not risk all in one day.

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Who Said What (and sometimes why- not a promisse): Miguel de Cervantes on friend or foe – salt know it)


It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.

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