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Erasmus Quotes: "Nothing doth worse become a man (I will not say a Christian man) than war."

Nothing doth worse become a man (I will not say a Christian man) than war.




Erasmus Quotes: "Moreover God hath ordained man in this world, as it were, the very image of himself, to the intent, that he, as it were a god on earth, should provide for the wealth of all creatures."

Moreover God hath ordained man in this world, as it were, the very image of himself, to the intent, that he, as it were a god on earth, should provide for the wealth of all creatures.



Erasmus Quotes: "By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men's minds of him."

By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men's minds of him.



Erasmus Quotes: "It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst."

It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.




Erasmus Quotes: "The desire to write grows with writing."

The desire to write grows with writing.



Erasmus Quotes: "We being satiate with continual wars, let the desire of peace a little move us."

We being satiate with continual wars, let the desire of peace a little move us.



Erasmus Quotes: "Before you sleep, read something that is exquisite, and worth remembering."

Before you sleep, read something that is exquisite, and worth remembering.




Erasmus Quotes: "He does good to himself who does good to his friend."

He does good to himself who does good to his friend.



Erasmus Quotes: "He who shuns the millstone shuns the meal."

He who shuns the millstone shuns the meal.



Erasmus Quotes: "Humility is truth."

Humility is truth.



Erasmus Quotes: "Your library is your paradise."

Your library is your paradise.



Erasmus Quotes: "Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another."

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




Erasmus Quotes: "When I get a little money I buy books and if any is left I buy food and clothes."

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



Erasmus Quotes: "Women, can't live with them, can't live without them."

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



Erasmus Quotes: "Bidden or unbidden, God is present."

Bidden or unbidden, God is present.



Erasmus 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.



Erasmus Quotes: "Prevention is better than cure."

Prevention is better than cure.



Erasmus Quotes: "Till o'er the wreck, emerging from the storm, Immortal Nature lifts her changeful form: Mounts from her funeral pyre on wings of flame, And soars and shines, another and the same."

Till o'er the wreck, emerging from the storm, Immortal Nature lifts her changeful form: Mounts from her funeral pyre on wings of flame, And soars and shines, another and the same.



Erasmus Quotes: "The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth"

The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth



Erasmus Quotes: "Only a very few can be learned, but all can be Christian, all can be devout, and – I shall boldly add – all can be theologians."

Only a very few can be learned, but all can be Christian, all can be devout, and – I shall boldly add – all can be theologians.



Erasmus Quotes: "Man is to man either a god or a wolf."

Man is to man either a god or a wolf.



Erasmus Quotes: "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."

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



Erasmus Quotes: "The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war."

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



Erasmus Quotes: "Of two evils choose the least."

Of two evils choose the least.



Erasmus Quotes: "It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is."

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



Erasmus Quotes: "Young bodies are like tender plants, which grow and become hardened to whatever shape you've trained them."

Young bodies are like tender plants, which grow and become hardened to whatever shape you've trained them.



Erasmus Quotes: "Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly."

Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.



Erasmus Quotes: "In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king."

In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.



Erasmus Quotes: "In his last years Linacre gave up medicine for the Church and then for the first time read the gospels. On so doing he exclaimed, 'Either this is not the gospel or we are not Christians."

In his last years Linacre gave up medicine for the Church and then for the first time read the gospels. On so doing he exclaimed, 'Either this is not the gospel or we are not Christians.



Erasmus Quotes: "To know nothing is the happiest life."

To know nothing is the happiest life.



Erasmus Quotes: "Fortune favors the audacious."

Fortune favors the audacious.



Erasmus Quotes: "The highest form of bliss is living with a certain degree of folly."

The highest form of bliss is living with a certain degree of folly.



Erasmus Quotes: "War is sweet to those who have not experienced it."

War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.



Erasmus Quotes: "The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is."

The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.



Erasmus Quotes: "Time takes away the grief of men."

Time takes away the grief of men.



Erasmus Quotes: "Betwixt the devil and the deap sea."

Betwixt the devil and the deap sea.



Erasmus Quotes: "Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.



Erasmus Quotes: "War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it."

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.



Erasmus Quotes: "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."

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.



Erasmus Quotes: "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."

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.



Erasmus Quotes: "No one is to be despaired of as long as he breathes. (While there is life there is hope.)"

No one is to be despaired of as long as he breathes. (While there is life there is hope.)



Erasmus Quotes: "Concealed talent brings no reputation."

Concealed talent brings no reputation.