Desiderius Erasmus quotes

 quotes - In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

“In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

 quotes - Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

 quotes - Prevention is better than cure.

“Prevention is better than cure.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

 quotes - To know nothing is the happiest life.

“To know nothing is the happiest life.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Women, can't live with them, can't live without them.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“No one respects a talent that is concealed.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“He who allows oppression shares the crime.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Concealed talent brings no reputation.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“The desire to write grows with writing.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Your library is your paradise.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Humility is truth.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Time takes away the grief of men.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Fortune favors the audacious.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Man is to man either a god or a wolf.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Fools are without number.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

“Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.”

— Desiderius Erasmus
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