Erasmus Quotes

Best 21 Quotes by Erasmus

“A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.”

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

“At last concluded that no creature was more miserable than man, for that all other creatures are content with those bounds that nature set them, only man endeavors to exceed them.”

“ŽIf 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.”

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

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

“Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.”

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

“He who allows oppression shares the crime.”

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

“Now what else is the whole life of mortals, but a sort of comedy in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each ones part until the manager walks them off the stage?”

“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.”

“The chief element of happiness is this: to want to be what you are.”

“The desire to write grows with writing.”

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

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

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“Your library is your paradise.”