It is never my custom to plunder those I over come.
Miguel de Cervantes
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
Fair and softly goes far.
He robbed him of a great deal of his natural force, and so do all those who try to turn books written in verse into another language, for, with all the pains they take and all the cleverness they show, they never can reach the level of the originals as they were first produced.
By God, master," said Sancho, "the island that I cannot govern with the years I have, I'll not be able to govern with the years of Methuselah; the difficulty is that the said island keeps its distance somewhere, I know not where; and not that there is any want of head in me to govern it.