Consider, that no jewel upon earth is comparable to a woman of virtue and honor; and, that the honor of the sex consists in the fair characters they maintain.
Miguel de Cervantes
The sadness of the heart rises to the face, and in the eyes may be read the history of that which passes in the soul.
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.
Translating from one language to another, unless it is from Greek and Latin, the queens of all languages, is like looking at Flemish tapestries from the wrong side, for although the figures are visible, they are covered by threads that obscure them, and cannot be seen with the smoothness and color of the right side.
Liberty is one of the most valuable blessings that Heaven has bestowed upon mankind.
I don't see what my arse has to do with enchantings!
All we want now is to find out what king, Christian or pagan, is at war and has a beautiful daughter.
He who's down one day can be up the next, unless he really wants to stay in bed, that is...
To give expression to humour, and write in a strain of graceful pleasantry, is the gift of great geniuses. The cleverest character in comedy is the clown, for he who would make people take him for a fool, must not be one.
A person preaches well that lives well.
To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
There is a remedy for all things but death which will be sure to lay us out flat some time or other.