All the world stand, unless all the world confess that in all the world there is no maiden fairer than the Empress of La Mancha, the peerless Dulcinea del Toboso.
Miguel de Cervantes
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
It is the part of a wise man to keep himself to-day for to-morrow and not to venture all his eggs in one basket.
Anyone who is ignorant, even a lord and prince, can and should be counted as one of the mob.
What a man has so much he is sure of.
Dame Fortune once upon a day To me was bountiful and kind; But all things change; she changed her mind, And what she gave she took away. O Fortune, long I've sued to thee; The gifts thou gavest me restore, For, trust me, I would ask no more, Could 'was' become an 'is' for me.