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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 977
 
 
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. (1547–1616) (continued)
 
9478
    There is a time for some things, and a time for all things; a time for great things, and a time for small things. 1
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxxv.
9479
    But all in good time.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxxvi.
9480
    Matters will go swimmingly.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxxvi.
9481
    Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxxvii.
9482
    They had best not stir the rice, though it sticks to the pot.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxxvii.
9483
    Good wits jump; 2 a word to the wise is enough.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xxxvii.
9484
    You may as well expect pears from an elm. 3
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xl.
9485
    Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. 4
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xlii.
9486
    You cannot eat your cake and have your cake; 5 and store ’s no sore. 6
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xliii.
9487
    Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xliii.
9488
    What a man has, so much he is sure of.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xliii.
9489
    When a man says, “Get out of my house! what would you have with my wife?” there is no answer to be made.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xliii.
9490
    The pot calls the kettle black.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xliii.
9491
    This peck of troubles.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. liii.
9492
    When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome. 7
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. liv.
9493
    Many count their chickens before they are hatched; and where they expect bacon, meet with broken bones.
          Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. lv.
 
Note 1.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose.—Ecclesiastes iii. 1. [back]
Note 2.
See Sterne, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 3.
See Publius Syrus, Quotation 69. [back]
Note 4.
See Chaucer, Quotation 38. [back]
Note 5.
See Heywood, Quotation 129. [back]
Note 6.
See Heywood, Quotation 27. [back]
Note 7.
See Burton, Quotation 87. [back]
 

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