Baptized October 9, 1547 (Birth unknown) | Died April 23, 1616
Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright
"Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune."
"Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes."
"Fear has many eyes and can see things underground."
"Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory."
"He preaches well that lives well."
"He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all."
"Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other."
"Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be."
"When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome."