We cannot all be friars, and many are the ways by which God leads his own to eternal life. Knight-errantry is religion.

No todos podemos ser frailes, y muchos son los caminos por donde lleva Dios a los suyos al cielo: religion es la caballeria.

Miguel de Cervantes

Don Quixote

To Sancho Panza, on his asking whether, to get to heaven, we should all become monks.

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Original Citation

Cervantes, Miguel. El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha [The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha]. 1605, pt. 2, ch. 8.

Current Citation

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel. Don Quixote. Translated by John Rutherford. Penguin, 2003, pt. 2, ch. 8.