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Sunday, July 10, 2005

miguel cervantes´s quotes

Hi! Here there are some quotes from Miguel of Cervantes, i think they are more easier than Shakespeare`s quotes that i published yesterday. They are very interesting and with they i have learnt a lot of vocabulary and others i have matters at time to try to translate to Spanish. Whatever read it, and if i have written something that is wrong tell me.
Thanks Maria for your advise and for those pages that have been very useful for me.
To finish i want to tell you my favourite quote that is from a film called "The bear" and it says "The best thrill is not in killing but in leaving leave".
Well i hope you enjoy with these quotes as much i enjoyed when i read it.

- A person dishonoured is worst than dead.
- A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
- Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason.
- Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
- Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
- Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
- Every man is as God made him, ay, and often worse.
- Every man is the son of his own works.
- Fair and softly goes far.
- Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
- For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.
- For if he like a madman lived, At least he like a wise one died.
- Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
- From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.
- God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
- Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
- Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.
- He had a face like a blessing.
- He is mad past recovery, but he has lucid intervals.
- 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.
- Hold you there, neither a strange hand nor my own, neither heavy nor light shall touch my bum.
- I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
- I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
-If you are ambitious of climbing up to the difficult, and in a manner inaccessible, summit of the Temple of Fame, your surest way is to leave on one hand the narrow path of Poetry, and follow the narrower track of Knight-Errantry, which in a trice may raise you to an imperial throne.
- In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
- It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.
- It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
- Jests that give pains are no jests.
- Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
- Liberty, as well as honour, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
- My grandma (rest her soul) used to say, "There were but two families in the world, have-much and have-little."
- Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
- No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.
- Nor has his death the world deceived than his wondrous life surprise d; if he like a madman lived least he like a wise one dyed.
- One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
- Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
- Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
- Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.
- Take care, your worship, those things over there are not giants but windmills. - That which costs little is less valued.
- That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
- The eyes those silent tongues of love.
- The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
- The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
- The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
- There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots.
- There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.
- There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humour him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
- There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
- There is no taking trout with dry breeches.
- Those who will play with cats must expect to be scratched.
- Thou hast seen nothing yet.
- Time ripens all things; no man is born wise
. - This ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.
- To be prepared is half the victory.
- Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
- True valour lies between cowardice and rashness.
- Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
- Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
- Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
- Valour lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
- When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
- When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Hi, i found one month ago some quotes of one very famous writer of our times but i forgot to publish it. These quotes are from Shakespeare and are written in a very old english so some words are difficult to understand and others i were looking for a dictionary and i haven´t got to discover what they mean. But i think some quotes are very interesting and we have listened at least one time in our life. We mustn´t forget that all these quotes are from his books. Althoug i have written them of the same manner i have found it, so may be i don´t know if all are well written so if you see something is wrong, please tell me. I have to say that the first i have written is a part of a poem and all the rest are quotes. I hope you enjoy read it.

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate:Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer's lease hath all too short a date".

"To be, or not to be: that is the question".
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry".
"This above all: to think own self be true".
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't.".
"That it should come to this!".
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so".
"What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals! ".
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks".
"In my mind's eye".
"A little more than kin and less than kind".
"The play’s the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king".
"And it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man".
"Doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love".
"Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind".
"Do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?"
"I will speak daggers to her, but use none".
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions".
""All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts"
"Can one desire too much of a good thing?”
"I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it"
"How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!"
"Blow, blow, thou winter wind! Thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude".
"True is it that we have seen better days".
"For ever and a day".
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool".
"Now is the winter of our discontent".
"A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!".
"Conscience is but a word that cowards use, devised at first to keep the strong in awe".
"So wise so young, they say, do never live long".
"Off with his head!" -
"An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told".
"The king's name is a tower of strength".
"The world is grown so bad, that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch”.
"O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?”
"It is the east, and Juliet is the sun”.
"Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".
"Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast".
"Tempt not a desperate man".
"For you and I are past our dancing days”.
"O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright".
"It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear”.
"See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!".
"Not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty".
"But love is blind, and lovers cannot see".
"If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”
"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose".
"I like not fair terms and a villain's mind".
"Why, then the world’s mine oyster"
"This is the short and the long of it".
"I cannot tell what the dickens his name is".
"As good luck would have it".
"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt".
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall".
"The miserable have no other medicine but only hope".
"He will give the devil his due".
"The better part of valour is discretion".
"He hath eaten me out of house and home".
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown".
"A man can die but once".
"I do now remember the poor creature, small beer".
"We have heard the chimes at midnight".
"The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on".
"Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer".
"Delays have dangerous ends".
"Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed".
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers".
"Small things make base men proud".
"True nobility is exempt from fear".
"Having nothing, nothing can he lose".
"I'll not budge an inch".
"We have seen better days".
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him".
"But, for my own part, it was Greek to me".
"A dish fit for the gods".
"Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more".
"Beware the ides of March"
"When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff".
"For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men".
"As he was valiant, I honour him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him"
"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.
"what 's done is done".
"I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none".
"Fair is foul, and foul is fair".
"I bear a charmed life".
"Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness."
"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red"
"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."
"All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand."
"When shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly 's done,When the battle 's lost and won".
"If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me".
"Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it; he died as one that had been studied in his death to throw away the dearest thing he owed, as’t were a careless trifle".
"Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t."
"I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which overleaps itself, and falls on the other."
"Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?"
"Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!"
"I am a man more sinned against than sinning".
"My love's richer than my tongue".
"Nothing will come of nothing."
"Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest".
"The worst is not, So long as we can say, 'This is the worst.' " .
"‘It’s neither here nor there."
"I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at".
"To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new mischief on".
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief".
"My salad days, when I was green in judgment."
"The game is up."
"I have not slept one wink.".
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them".
"Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better”.
"We are such stuff as dreams are made on, rounded with a little sleep".
"Men of few words are the best men”.
"The course of true love never did run smooth".
"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind".
"Everyone can master a grief but he that has it".
"These words are razors to my wounded heart".
"What 's gone and what 's past help should be past grief" .
"You pay a great deal too dear for what's given freely".
"Out of the jaws of death".
"Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges".
"For the rain it rained every day".
"The common curse of mankind, - folly and ignorance".
"Nature teaches beasts to know their friends".

Monday, June 20, 2005

/Kant/ /kaent/ how to say it?

I had my phonetic´s exam some days ago. It was be very difficult because my ear isn´t used to differentiate between stressed and un-stressed words.These days i were trying out and trying to some texts. So i realized that in some words i weren´t able to distinguish the accent but after making many sentences i made better. I think is very difficult for us to get the same intonation and to put the accent in the right syllable. Moreover, i have a matter with the famous "schwa" because when i listen to a record or something similar i hear many sounds except the "schwa".

I have to say that sentences of my exam weren´t very difficult, it´s more i think they were easy but some sounds i have confused. At first moment when i´ve finished it i was happy but when i began to think about it, i realized that i have some mistakes but what can i do now? I don´t know why i have some matters with schwa but this is the reality. In addition, it´s difficult to me to pronounce a word of four syllables in three, i think this is the big disadvantage for spanish people. Well may be that if i practise with time i will achieve to do it.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

About smoker and non-smoker

I have decided to write this post because I have read Jesus´s post about the new law about smokers and non-smokers and I want to gisve my opinion about it.

Firstly, I would like to say that I am a smoker. I began to smoke six or seven years ago and I smoke too. I understand people who do not smoke. They do no have need to breath air with hume. However, we have to think also about smoker.

I agree with the new law, but I think this is not the solution. I believe if government really wants that people give up smoking, they should take some measures, you know, there are people as me, that is very difficult to give it up, so I think it would be better that we had some resources to achieve it.

I think that we need help or specialist doctors and some medicines, because we don´t have to forget that tobacco is a drug and when have smoked for a long time these kind of substance is in our blood. Moreover, may be to speak with a person who supports us during all this process.

Increasing his price I think is a silly solution because smokers if want to buy cigarettes they can pay a lot of money for it.

Another thing is that many restaurants have to change their space to divide into smokers and non-smokers so they are going to spend a lot of money.

In my opinion the best solution is to take away tobacco but I think government doesn´t want to do it because it wants to say that very thousand people will lose their jobs and we don´t have to forget that a part of the gains are for the state so they will lose a lot of millions.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

MEDIEVAL MARKET

I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT MY LAST WEEKEND; IT WAS VERY FUNNY AND INTERESTING. HERE IN TOLEDO AND AROUND IT, IN THE TOWNS, THIS MEDIEVAL MARKET IS VERY FAMOUS AND MANY PEOPLE USUALLY GO TO SEE IT. THE PROBLEM IS THAT ONLY ONCE A MONTH YOU CAN VISIT IT, BECAUSE EACH WEEKEND IS IN ANOTHER TOWN. THEREFORE, I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS CHANCE A LOT OF TIME, BECAUSE WHEN I KNEW THAT THIS MARKET WAS IN TOLEDO, IT WAS ALREADY FINISHED AND I HAVE TO WAIT FOR NEXT MONTH. THEREFORE, THIS WAS MY OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AND KNOW IT. THEN MY BOYFRIEND AND I DECIDED TO SEE IT IN THE AFTERNOON SATURDAY AND WE WERE ASTONISHED BECAUSE IT WAS VERY REALIST, SELLERS WERE DISGUISED WITH CLOTHES OF THE LAST CENTURIES AND IT SEEMS THAT WE WERE IN ANOTHER EPOCH. IN ADDITION, ALL THE THINGS WERE MADE BY HAND, AND THEN THERE WERE OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS SUCH AS WOOD, WOOLLEN, AND EARTHENWARE DISHES. SO ALL WERE BEAUTIFUL, PROBLEM WAS THE PRIZE THAT EVERYTHING WAS VERY EXPENSIVE. ANOTHER THING VERY CURIOUS IS THAT THERE WERE A MARKET WITH BIRDS, SOME OF THEM WERE EAGLES, OTHERS WERE HAWKS AND THERE WERE THREE OWLS. ONE OF THESE OWLS WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL, IT WAS WHILE COMPLETELY AND WITH YELLOW EYES. IT WAS VERY REALIST AND CURIOUS. SO I RECOMMEND YOU THAT IF YOU HAVE SOME SPARE TIME YOU WENT TO SEE IT BECAUSE IT IS WORTH.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

I HAVEN´T TIME!

HI EVERYBODY! I DON´T KNOW IF YOU HAPPEN THE SAME AS ME. I HAVEN´T GOT TIME TO DO ANYTHING. THIS MONTH I HAVE TO STUDY HARD BECAUSE I HAVE TO PREPARE MY EXAMS. BUT I DON´T KNOW WHAT HAPPEN ME THAT I´M EXHAUSTED, PERHAPS IS THIS TIME, YOU KNOW, THE SPRING, THE HOT, THE BLOOD THAT IS INCREASING, I DON´T KNOW REALLY WHAT HAPPEN ME. ALSO LASTLY I HAVE A LOT OF STRESS, I THINK I AM VERY WORRIED ABOUT EXAMS, SO I CAN´T CONCENTRATE. IT´S TRUE THAT WITH THIS TEMPERATURE IT´S VERY DIFFICULT TO STUDY. HOWEVER I HAVE TO DO A LOT OF THINGS AT HOME, I HAVE TO GO SHOPPING, I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF MY DOGS AND MANY THINGS. I WOULD LIKE IT WAS JULY, IT MEANS, I HAD MADE MY EXAMS AND I WOULD BE AT SWIMMING-POOL, BUT I LIKE DREAMING AWAKE. HOWEVER I HOPE NEXT DAY I FEEL BETTER AND WITH ILLUSIONS TO DO THINGS. WELL I HAVE TO GO SHOPPING BUT IF YOU KNOW THE SOLUTION TO MY STRESS, PLEASE, TELL ME. BYE

Monday, May 09, 2005

MY COMPUTER HATES ME!

HI! I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS MY COMPUTER. LASTLY, I CAN’T SWITCH IT ON AND IF I GOT IT SHE SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED AND WHEN THIS HAPPENS, IN THIS MOMENT I WANT TO PULL IT DOWN THE WINDOW. HOWEVER, IT ISN´T MY COMPUTER. AT FIRST I DON´T WORRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE IN UNIVERSITY THERE ARE COMPUTERS, BUT WHEN I GO ALL COMPUTERS ARE OCCUPIED FROM STUDENTS. THEREFORE, I HAVE TO WAIT MANY TIMES TO USE IT AND I DON´T HAVE SPARE TIME TO DO IT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I WILL HAVE TO BE A TEACHER AND WITH MY FIRST WAGE, I WILL BUY ANOTHER. IT ISN’T HIS GUILT BECAUSE HE IS VERY OLD BUT WHEN SOMEBODY OF FAMILY IS CHATTING OR SEEING WEBS FROM INTERNET, HE DOESN’T DISAPPEAR AND WHEN I SIT ON THE CHAIR AND BEGIN TO DO SOMETHING…HE DISAPPEARS. HOWEVER, I WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW WITH IT.