I shall be as secret as the grave.

He is not going to exit to applause, even if the entire human race should favor him.

He did not think about any promises his master had made to him, and he did not consider it work but sheer pleasure to go around seeking adventures, no matter how dangerous they might be.

Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason.

Happy the age, happy the time, to which the ancients gave the name of golden, not because in that fortunate age the gold so coveted in this our iron one was gained without toil, but because they that lived in it knew not the two words "mine" and "thine"!

Your grace, come back, Senor Don Quixote, I swear to God you're charging sheep !

Only make yourself honey and the flies will suck you.

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.

My taste is for freedom, and I have no relish for constraint.

Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.

Mind, Sancho, I do not say that a proverb aptly brought in is objectionable; but to pile up and string together proverbs at random makes conversation dull and vulgar.

A bad year and a bad month to all the backbiting bitches in the world!

I want you to see me naked and performing one or two dozen mad acts, which will take me less than half an hour, because if you have seen them with your own eyes, you can safely swear to any others you might wish to add.

In the shadow of feigned cripples and false wounds come the strong arms of thieves and very healthy drunkards.

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.

It is by rugged paths like these they go That scale the heights of immortality, Unreached by those that falter here below.

In short, he became so absorbed in his books that he spent his nights from sunset to sunrise, and his days from dawn to dark, poring over them; and what with little sleep and much reading his brains got so dry that he lost his wits.

Scholarship without virtue is like pearls pearls.

Building castles in the air and making yourself a laughing-stock.

For hope is always born at the same time as love...

You may as well expect pears from an elm.

A tooth is much more to be prized than a diamond.

The book depicts thoughts, unveils imaginings, answers unspoken questions, clarifies doubts, resolves arguments, and finally reveals the very atoms of the most curiosity-driven desire.

Rocinante felt the desire to pleasure himself with the ladies, and as soon as he picked up their scent he abandoned his natural ways and customs, did not ask permission of his owner, broke into a brisk little trot, and went off to communicate his need to them.

All sorrows are less with bread.

As soon as Don Quixote had read the inscription on the parchment he perceived clearly that it referred to the disenchantment of Dulcinea, and returning hearty thanks to heaven that he.

You cannot eat your cake and have your cake.

By the one God, Sancho, no more proverbs.

Let us make hay while the sun shines.

He who clipped us has kept the scissors.

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

Mountains breed learned men and shepherds' huts house philosophers.

And thus, from too little sleep and too much reading, his brain dried up and he completely lost his judgment.

By the Blessed Virgin ! Is it possible that your grace is so thickheaded and so short on brains that you cannot see that what I'm telling you is the absolute truth.

There is no book so bad...that it does not have something good in it.

Anyone who is ignorant, even a lord and prince, can and should be counted as one of the mob.

Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.

So then, his armour being furbished, his morion turned into a helmet, his hack christened, and he himself confirmed, he came to the conclusion that nothing more was needed now but to look out for a lady to be in love with; for a knight-errant without love was like a tree soul.

But our depraved age does not deserve to enjoy such a blessing as those ages enjoyed when knights-errant took upon their shoulders the defence of kingdoms, the protection of damsels, the succour of orphans and minors, the chastisement of the proud, and the recompense of the humble.

Man appoints, and God disappoints.

I do not deny that what happened to us is a thing worth laughing at. But it is not worth telling, for not everyone is sufficiently intelligent to be able to see things from the right point of view.

There is no love lost between us.

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.

He preaches well that lives well.

The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.

And it will be easier, remember, to bend thy will to love one who adores thee, than to lead one to love thee who abhors thee now.

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.

Sancho, just as you want people to believe what you have seen in the sky, I want you to believe what I saw in the Cave of Montesinos. And that is all I have to say.