Miguel de Cervantes — Spanish Novelist born on September 29, 1547, died on April 23, 1616

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, often simply called Cervantes, was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright... (wikipedia)

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
To be prepared is half the victory.
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
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.