Miguel de Cervantes
1547-1616. Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.
The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.
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He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
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The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
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Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives; and, on for the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man.
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The eyes those silent tongues of love.
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By the street of by-and-by, one arrives at the house of never.
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Faint heart never won fair lady.
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No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.
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Absence -- that common cure of love.
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Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one.
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