Miguel de Cervantes
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long.
Short sentences drawn from long experiences.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse.
Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are.
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Man have to have friends even in hell.
Facts are the enemy of truth.
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and he must be no simpleton who plays the part.