The 25 Best Don Quixote Quotes
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Don Quixote Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from Don Quixote
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To surrender dreams — this may be madness.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
author
Don Quixote
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madness
dreams
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Take my advice and live for a long, long time. Because the maddest thing a man can do in this life is to let himself die.
Sancho Panza
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life
death
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The wounds received in battle bestow honor, they do not take it away.
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The most perceptive character in a play is the fool, because the man who wishes to seem simple cannot possibly be a simpleton.
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The fault lies not with the mob, who demands nonsense, but with those who do not know how to produce anything else.
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There were no embraces, because where there is great love there is often little display of it.
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Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could have expected.
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He who’s down one day can be up the next, unless he really wants to stay in bed, that is.
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Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
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The knight’s sole responsibility is to succour them as people in need, having eyes only for their sufferings, not for their misdeeds.
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Perhaps to be too practical is madness.
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Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!
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When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?
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For hope is always born at the same time as love.
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The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.
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Until death it is all life.
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Truly I was born to be an example of misfortune, and a target at which the arrows of adversary are aimed.
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“There is no book so bad but it has something good in it.”
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“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
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Virtue is persecuted by the wicked more than it is loved by the good.
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It’s up to brave hearts, sir, to be patient when things are going badly, as well as being happy when they’re going well.
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For neither good nor evil can last for ever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand.
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What man can pretend to know the riddle of a woman’s mind?
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Wit and humor do not reside in slow minds.
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It is one thing to write as poet and another to write as a historian.

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