65 Don Quixote Quotes On Success In Life

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha or just Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. It was originally published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. A founding work of Western literature, it is often labeled as the first modern novel and is considered one of the greatest works ever written. Don Quixote also holds the distinction of being one of the most translated books in the world. These Don Quixote quotes will motivate you.

Best Don Quixote Quotes

  1. “He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more, but he that loses his courage loses all.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  2. Love is a power too strong to be overcome by anything but flight.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  3. “Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  4. “In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  5. “Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  6. “How will he who does not know how to govern himself know how to govern others?” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

  7. “In every case, the remedy is to take action. Get clear about exactly what it is that you need to learn and exactly what you need to do to learn it. BEING CLEAR KILLS FEAR. Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  8. “Believe there are no limits but the sky.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  9. “Three things too much, and three too little are pernicious to man; to speak much, and know little; to spend much, and have little; to presume much, and be worth little.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  10. “When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  11. “Love not what you are but only what you may become.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  12. “Every man is the son of his own works.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  13. “A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  14. “A good name is better than bags of gold.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  15. “God exalts the man who humbles himself.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  16. “Many littles make a much.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

  17. “Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives; and, on for the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  18. “Facts are the enemy of truth.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  19. “The road to the inn is much better than the stay.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  20. “Virtue is the truest nobility.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

  21. “To be good to the vile is to throw water into the sea.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  22. “Seek for good, but expect evil.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  23. “Let us make hay while the sun shines.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  24. “Maybe the greatest madness is to see life as it is rather than what it could be.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  25. “Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  26. “One of the effects of fear is to disturb the senses and cause things to appear other than what they are.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  27. “The wicked are always ungrateful.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

  28. “Be not under the dominion of thine own will; it is the vice of the ignorant, who vainly presume on their own understanding.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  29. “Give the devil his due.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  30. “By the streets of ‘by and by,’ one arrives at the house of ‘never’.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  31. “Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  32. Woman’s advice has little value, but he who won’t take it is a fool.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  33. “Until death it is all life.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  34. “Men of great talents, whether poets or historians, seldom escape the attacks of those who, without ever favoring the world with any production of their own, take delight in criticising the works of others.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  35. “There were no embraces, because where there is great love there is often little display of it.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  36. “The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the sum of his own works.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

  37. “A stout heart breaks bad luck.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  38. “Where envy reigns virtue can’t exist, and generosity doesn’t go with meanness.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  39. “The wounds received in battle bestow honor, they do not take it away.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  40. “Everything disturbs an absent lover.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  41. “Cunning cheats itself wholly, and other people partially.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  42. “Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  43. “Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  44. “Make yourself honey and the flies will devour you.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  45. “The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  46. “Dine on little, and sup on less.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

  47. “When God sends the dawn, he sends it for all.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  48. “That one man scorned and covered with scars
    Still strove with his last ounce of courage
    To reach the unreachable star.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  49. “Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  50. “I do not insist,” answered Don Quixote, “that this is a full adventure, but it is the beginning of one, for this is the way adventures begin.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  51. “There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  52. “Whoever is ignorant is vulgar.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  53. “Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  54. “A closed mouth catches no flies.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  55. “I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

  56. “Great persons are able to do great kindnesses.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  57. “The man who fights for his ideals is alive.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  58. “Wit and humor belong to genius alone.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  59. “Beware, gentle knight – the greatest monster of them all is reason.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  60. “The pen is the tongue of the mind.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  61. “What man can pretend to know the riddle of a woman’s mind?” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  62. “Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  63. “Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  64. “Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  65. “Lovers are commonly industrious to make themselves uneasy.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

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