Quotes by Miguel De Cervantes, Don Quixote de la Mancha

When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical may be madness. To surrender dreams, this may be madness. To seek treasures where there is only trash...Too much sanity may be madness, and maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.

Miguel De Cervantes, Don Quixote de la Mancha

Other Great Authors


Man has three friends on whose company he relies. First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives they go only as far as the grave, leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave.

The Talmud

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

Queen Elizabeth I

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.

Charles Franklin Kettering

I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest a while.

Max Eastman

Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.

Abigail Van Buren

#3532. The law neither does nor requires idle acts.

California Civil Code, Maxims of Jurisprudence »

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.

A Bartlett Giamatti »