Cervantes quote on liberty/freedom

by Dave

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This has no immediate relevancy but I came across this today, and I was inspired to post it. Don Quijote is one of the greatest novels ever written.

“La libertad, Sancho, es uno de los más preciosos dones que a los hombres dieron los cielos. Con ella no pueden igualarse los tesoros que encierra la tierra ni el mar encubre; por la libertad, así como por la honra, se puede y debe aventurar la vida.”

“Freedom, Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts that the heavens [God] gave men. It cannot be equated with the treasures that the earth locks up or that the sea conceals; for freedom, just like honor, can and should venture [guide] life.” – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


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