"Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Miguel de Cervantes on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Miguel de Cervantes on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Miguel de Cervantes on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Miguel de Cervantes on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Miguel de Cervantes on Dalai Lama
"When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome."
"Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art."
"One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars and the world will be better for this."
"He who loses wealth loses much he who loses a friend loses more but he that loses his courage loses all."
"Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other."