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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. (1547–1616) (continued)
 
9446
    Spare your breath to cool your porridge. 1
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. v.
9447
    A little in one’s own pocket is better than much in another man’s purse.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. vii.
9448
    Remember the old saying, “Faint heart never won fair lady.” 2
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. x.
9449
    There is a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us out flat some time or other.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. x.
9450
    Are we to mark this day with a white or a black stone?
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. x.
9451
    Let every man look before he leaps. 3
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xiv.
9452
    The pen is the tongue of the mind.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xvi.
9453
    There were but two families in the world, Have-much and Have-little.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xx.
9454
    He has an oar in every man’s boat, and a finger in every pie.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxii.
9455
    Patience, and shuffle the cards.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxiii.
9456
    Comparisons are odious. 4
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxiii.
9457
    Tell me thy company, and I will tell thee what thou art.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxiii.
9458
    The proof of the pudding is the eating.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxiv.
9459
    He is as like one, as one egg is like another. 5
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxvii.
9460
    You can see farther into a millstone than he. 6
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap xxviii.
 
Note 1.
See Rabelais, Quotation 57. [back]
Note 2.
Edmund Spenser: Britain’s Ida, canto v. stanza 1. Ellerton: George a-Greene (a Ballad). Whetstone: Rocke of Regard. Robert Burns: To Dr. Blacklock. George Colman, the Younger: Love Laughs at Locksmiths, act i. [back]
Note 3.
See Heywood, Quotation 8. [back]
Note 4.
See Fortescue, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 5.
See Rabelais, Quotation 43. Also Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 6.
See Heywood, Quotation 51. [back]
 

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