The three greatest idiots in history, have been Jesus Christ, Don Quixote, and myself.
The three greatest fools of History have been Jesus Christ, Don Quixote . . . and me!simón bolívar
Since Don Quixote de la Mancha is a crazy fool and a madman, and since Sancho Panza, his squire, knows it, yet, for all that, serves and follows him, and hangs on these empty promises of his, there can be no doubt that he is more of a madman and a fool than his master.Miguel de Cervantes
Cervantes, Don Quixote — I read that every year, as some do the Bible.Miguel de Cervantes
I hold that the real policy of England apart from questions which involve her own particular interests is to be the champion of justice and right; pursuing that course with moderation and prudence, not becoming the Quixote of the world, but giving the weight of her moral sanction and support wherever she thinks that justice is, and wherever she thinks that wrong has been done.Henry John Temple, 3d Viscount Palmerston, remarks in the House of Commons defending his foreign policy (March 1, 1848); in Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, 3d series, vol. 97, col. 122.
The three greatest fools of History have been Jesus Christ , Don Quixote . . . and me!As quoted in Simón Bolívar and Spanish American Independence, 1783-1830 (1968) by John J. Johnson and Doris M. Ladd, p. 115.
The three greatest idiots in history, have been Jesus Christ, Don Quixote, and myself.As quoted in Nineteenth-century Gallery : Portraits of Power and Rebellion (1970) by Stanley Edward Ayling, p. 122.
The Don Quixote of one generation may live to hear himself called the savior of society by the next.james russell lowell
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