Trying to stop slanderers' tongues is like trying to put gates to the open plain.
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.
It may be true that he went mounted as your worship says," answered Sancho, "but there is a great difference between going mounted and going slung like a sack of manure.
He who's down one day can be up the next, unless he really wants to stay in bed, that is...
What man can pretend to know the riddle of a woman's mind?
My taste is for freedom, and I have no relish for constraint.
Knight of the Ill-Favored Face.
That is the nature of women, said Don Quixote. They reject the man who loves them and love the man who despises them.
The reason of the unreasonableness which against my reason is wrought, doth so weaken my reason, as with all reason I do justly complain on your beauty.
It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
How is it possible that things so trivial and so easy to remedy can have the power to perplex and absorb an intelligence as mature as yours, and one so ready to demolish and pass over much greater difficulties?
According to an ancient and common tradition in the kingdom of Great Britain, this king did not die, but was transformed into a raven by the art of enchantment and, in the course of time, he shall return to rule again and regain his kingdom and his scepter.