Miguel De Cervantes
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"Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra"22 April 1616), often known mononymously as "Cervantes", was a castilian people/Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright.

His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called la lengua de Cervantes ("the language of Cervantes"). He was dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios ("The Prince of Wits").

In 1569, Cervantes moved to Rome where he worked as chamber assistant of a cardinal. Cervantes then enlisted as a soldier in a Spanish Navy Marines/Spanish Navy infantry regiment and continued his military life until 1575, when he was captured by Barbary pirates/Algerian corsairs. After 5 years of captivity he was released by his captors on ransom from his parents and the Trinitarians, a Catholic Church/Catholic religious order, and he subsequently returned to his family in Madrid.

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The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and he must be no simpleton who plays the part.

Man have to have friends even in hell.

I'm just so worried about the people there, about the city and the school, ... You make memories with your friends there and it's a part of you. Now it's under water and crumbling. I can't even grasp it.

When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical may be madness. To surrender dreams, this may be madness. To seek treasures where there is only trash...Too much sanity may be madness, and maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.

My supervisor and I said, 'Well. We want to do something,' ... We just didn't know what.

Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

Short sentences drawn from long experiences.

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.

Facts are the enemy of truth.

Does the world need another motivational speaker that has nothing to say? Absolutely, unequivocally not.

The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.

I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.

It was horrible, it was in a shambles and we had to pick it up piece by piece.

Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.

Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.

They're welcome, and we hope everything comes off without incident.

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

Moved into a luxurious apartment in the capital whose rent he could not possibly afford on his salary.

Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are.

What I feel that I can bring to this commission is I can bring my knowledge of history, of L.A. history in particular.

Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse.

Probably have second- and third-generation Latinos who are exposed more to English, but at Heritage, students go home where only Spanish is spoken.

The Rio Grande Valley area is an established corridor that smugglers use largely due to the geography, population, and an expanded smuggling network on both sides of the border.

Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long.