3 Quotes – Miguel de Cervantes





Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish soldier, novelist, poet, playwright, accountant

born (assumed):
September 29, 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain
April 22, 1616 in Madrid, Spain


Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
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Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
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In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.



Which is your favourite quote by Miguel de Cervantes?  🙂


20 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Miguel de Cervantes

    • The last one is our winner, Shelley! Having the read this and other classics makes it easier to read and comprehend – as well as to be inspired and write.

  1. I’ve never heard of Miguel de Cervantes before. What gems! Loved all three of these, but 2 & 3 are tied for me.Thanks so much for sharing, Karen.

    • You may not have heard of him, Mav; school systems vary. You might have heard about ‘fighting against windmills’ or ‘Don Quijote’, though. It is impressive, that his words still apply.

      • Oh, I have. Just hadn’t realized it when I wrote this. I think you are right about different parts of the country studying different aspects of literature. Both my boys are in highschool & the focus has been on Shakespeare, the Holocaust & gender equality. I think one of then *might* have studied How to Kill a Mockingbird.

  2. Hi Karen. Enjoyed these quotes. Very relevant even today. I’m way behind in my blog reading but couldn’t pass this up 🙂

    • Hi Daniel. Thank you very much. It is remarkable that his quotes still apply today, while some contemporary quotes already seem to be outdated. 😀

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