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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
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. Yet from this lesson thou will learn to avoid the frog's foolish ambition of swelling to rival the bigness of the ox.

R
Three things too much, and three things too little are pernicious to man: to speak much, and know little; to spend much, and have little; and to presume much, and be worth little.
A
Every production must resemble its author.
N
'Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.
K
Jests that give pains are no jests.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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