it takes all kinds to make a world

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From Spanish de todos ha de haber en el mundo (literally, “There must be of all [types] in the world”), Miguel de Cervantes, El ingenioso caballero Don Quijote de la Mancha, Capítulo VI, 1615 (Don Quixote, Volume 2, Chapter VI); translated 1620, Shelton, as “In the world there must surely be of all sorts.” and appeared in various forms thereafter.


it takes all kinds to make a world

  1. (idiomatic) Diversity is essential: the world would be incomplete if everyone were alike.
    He irons his clothes how?! That's crazy! Well, I guess it takes all kinds to make a world.


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