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1. "Within every one of us there lives both a Don Quixote and aSancho Panza to whom we hearken by turns; and though Sanchomost persuades us, it is Don Quixote that we find ourselves obligedto admire..."
Author: Anatole France
2. "Erzählen Sie Don Antoni das mit Ihrer Komödie", ermunterte ihn Sancho. "Eigentlich ist es eine Tragödie", nuancierte Cervantes. "Und worin besteht der Unterschied, wenn der Meister meine grobe Unwissenheit in den feinen Dichtungsgattungen entschuldigt?" "Die Komödie lehrt uns, dass man das Leben nicht ernst nehmen darf, und die Tragödie lehrt uns, was geschieht, wenn wir dem keine Beachtung schenken, was uns die Komödie lehrt", erläuterte Cervantes."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
3. "Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza."
Author: Franz Kafka
4. "The mass of mankind is divided into two classes, the Sancho Panzas who have a sense for reality, but no ideals, and the Don Quixotes with a sense for ideals, but mad."
Author: George Santayana
5. "Y mientras descendían hasta el camino habría sido difícil decir cuál de los dos eran don Quijote y quién Sancho"
Author: Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
6. "In a sense, Joyce was Beckett's Don Quixote, and Beckett was his Sancho Panza. Joyce aspired to the One; Beckett encapsulated the fragmented many. But as each author accomplished his task, it was in the service of the other. Ultimately, Beckett's landscapes would resound with articulate silence, and his empty spaces would collect within themselves the richness of multiple shadows--a physicist would say the negative particles--of all that exists in absence, as in the white patches of an Abstract Expressionist painting. Becket would evoke, on his canvasses of vast innuendo and through the interstices of conscious and unconscious thought, the richness that Joyce had made explicit in words and intricate structure."
Author: Lois Gordon
7. "All the vices, Sancho, bring some kind of pleasure with them; but envy brings nothing but irritation, bitterness, and rage."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
8. "-Vístanme -dijo Sancho- como quisieren, que de cualquier manera que vaya vestido seré Sancho Panza."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
9. "O Don Quixote, wise as thou art brave,La Mancha's splendor and of Spain the star!To thee I say that if the peerless maid,Dulcinea del Toboso, is to be restoredto the state that was once hers, it needs must bethat thy squire Sancho take on his bared behind,those sturdy buttocks, must consent to takethree thousand lashes and three hundred more,and well laid on, that they may sting and smart;for those are the authors of her woehave thus resolved, and that is why I've come,This, gentles, is the word I bring to you."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
10. "When a rich man is hurt, his wail goeth heavens high. (Sancho Panza)"
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
11. "By God and upon my conscience", said the devil, "I never observed it, for my mind is occupied with so many different things that I was forgetting the main thing I came about." "This demon must be an honest fellow and a good Christian," said Sancho; "for if he wasn't he wouldn't swear by God and his conscience; I feel sure now there must be good souls even in hell itself."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
12. "Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could have expected. Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty or so wild giants, with whom I intend to do battle and kill each and all of them, so with their stolen booty we can begin to enrich ourselves. This is nobel, righteous warfare, for it is wonderfully useful to God to have such an evil race wiped from the face of the earth.""What giants?" Asked Sancho Panza."The ones you can see over there," answered his master, "with the huge arms, some of which are very nearly two leagues long.""Now look, your grace," said Sancho, "what you see over there aren't giants, but windmills, and what seems to be arms are just their sails, that go around in the wind and turn the millstone.""Obviously," replied Don Quijote, "you don't know much about adventures."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
13. "Muchos son los andantes," dijo Sancho.Muchos," respondió don Quijote, "pero pocos los que merecen nombre de caballeros."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
14. "All of that is true,' responded Don Quixote, ‘but we cannot all be friars, and God brings His children to heaven by many paths: chivalry is a religion, and there are sainted knights in Glory.'Yes,' responded Sancho, ‘but I've heard that there are more friars in heaven than knights errant.'That is true,' responded Don Quixote, ‘because the number of religious is greater than the number of knights.'There are many who are errant,' said Sancho.Many,' responded Don Quixote, ‘but few who deserve to be called knights."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
15. "Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
16. "At this the duchess, laughing all the while, said: "Sancho Panza is right in all he has said, and will be right in all he shall say..."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
17. "Sancho, just as you want people to believe what you have seen in the sky, I want you to believe what I saw in the Cave of Montesinos. And that is all I have to say."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
18. "Mirad, maestresala —dijo la duquesa—, lo que el buen Sancho pide, y cumplidle su voluntad al pie de la letra."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
19. "At this point they came in sight of thirty forty windmills that there are on plain, and as soon as Don Quixote saw them he said to his squire, "Fortune is arranging matters for us better than we could have shaped our desires ourselves, for look there, friend Sancho Panza, where thirty or more monstrous giants present themselves, all of whom I mean to engage in battle and slay, and with whose spoils we shall begin to make our fortunes; for this is righteous warfare, and it is God's good service to sweep so evil a breed from off the face of the earth." "What giants?" said Sancho Panza."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
20. "Don Quixote could never manage without his patient servant Sancho Panza."
Author: Nicholas Tucker
21. "Jeder Grieche hat einen Zug von Don Quijotte, jeder Römer einen von Sancho Pansa - was sie sonst noch waren, tritt dahinter zurück."
Author: Oswald Spengler
22. "The reader of Plato joins Socrates in inquiry, as Sancho Panza joined Don Quixote, for adventures of the mind. And although there is a deep consent, like a fire kindled deep in the mind, there is always a tension between the squire and the knight-errant, the little man with proverbs for wisdom riding on a donkey and the knight with the piercing eye riding on a horse, those two parts of each human soul. The intellectual destiny that each of us has depends upon who gets the upper hand, knight or squire."
Author: Scott M. Buchanan
23. "Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self."
Author: W.H. Auden

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