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Birth Name: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Born: September 29, 1547
Birthplace: Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Died: April 22, 1616

Occupation: Author, Playwright, and Poet
Profile: Best known for Don Quixote.

Number of Quotes: 6

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness - its opposite - never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Every man is as God made him, and often even worse.

Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.

I have always heard it said, that to do a kindness to clowns, is like throwing water into the sea.

Those who will play with cats must expect to be scratched.

Who reads much and walks much sees much and knows much.

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