portrait of Miguel de Cervantes
Portrait possibly by Juan Martinez de Jauregui y Aguilar (1600)

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Quotes of the Day for 29 September 2002 – Cervantes

It was on this day in 1547 that the great Spanish novelist, poet, soldier, and tax collector Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born at Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Not only did he write the tale of one Don Quixote, but he passed off an amazing number of phrases that remain in common use centuries later.

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The quotes:

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Let me leap out of the frying-pan into the fire; or, out of God's blessing into the warm sun.

Let us make hay while the sun shines.

Many count their chickens before they are hatched; and where they expect bacon, meet with broken bones.

The pot calls the kettle black.

Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.

Woman's advice has little value, but he who won't take it is a fool.
     - All from Miguel de Cervantes, 1547 - 1616

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