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Miguel de Cervantes
(1547-1616) born on
Sep 29
Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet. He was the most important figure in Spanish literature; creator of "Don Quixote," 1605, a satirical romance of chivalry.
         
   
F
Tell me what company thou keepest, and I'll tell thee what thou art.

R
Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted.
A
Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.
N
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
K
Take care, your worship, those things over there are not giants but windmills.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Don Quixote," pt. II, ch. 23.
R: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
A: "El Licenciado Vidriera."
N: In "My Favorite Quotations," by Norman Vincent Peale, 1990.
K: "Don Quixote," pt. I, ch. 8.
   


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