On September 29, 1547, the universal writer Miguel de Cervantes was born. He was a Spanish novelist, poet, playwright and soldier. Today we remember him with the most curious phrases of Miguel de Cervantes on the day of his birth. Which are?
It should be noted that he is known throughout the world for having written what is currently considered the first modern novel and one of the best works of universal literature: The ingenious hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.
The emblematic appointments of Miguel de Cervantes
Poetry is a beautiful maiden, chaste, honest, discreet, sharp, withdrawn, and which is contained within the limits of the highest discretion. She is a friend of loneliness, the fountains entertain her, the meadows console her, the trees dislodge her, the flowers make her happy, and, finally, she delights and teaches those who communicate with her.
One asked him what he would do to not be envious of anyone. He replied: -Sleep; that all the time you sleep you will be the same as the one you envy.
This one that they call Fortune around is a drunken and cantankerous woman, and above all blind, and thus she does not see what she is doing or knows who she is knocking down.
The abundance of things, even if they are good, makes them not esteemed, and the scarcity, even of the bad, is estimated at something. They are the most curious phrases of Miguel de Cervantes
Love joins the scepters with the staffs; greatness with lowliness; makes the impossible possible; it equalizes different states and becomes powerful like death.
I know much better what I eat in my corner, without gimmicks or respect, even bread and onions, than chicken bucks on other tables where I am forced to chew slowly, drink little, clean myself often, not sneeze or cough if I feel like it. , nor do other things that loneliness and freedom bring with them.
Freedom, Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts that the heavens gave to men; the treasures that the land and the sea hold cannot be equaled with it: for freedom, as well as for honor, life can and should be ventured.
Sorrows were not made for beasts, but for men; but if men feel them too much, they become beasts.
Do not be always rigorous or always soft and choose between these two extremes; that in it is the point of discretion.