Quotation by Miguel De Cervantes

A closed mouth catches no flies.
Miguel De Cervantes (1547–1616), Spanish writer. Trans. by P. Motteux. Italian proverb quoted by Sancho Panza in Don Quixote, bk. 3, ch. 11, pt. 1 (1605).

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