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#1. If you look at history you'll find that no state has been so plagued by its rulers as when power has fallen into the hands of some dabbler in philosophy or literary addict. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#2. Just as nothing is more foolish than misplaced wisdom, so too, nothing is more imprudent than perverse prudence. And surely it is perverse not to adapt yourself to the prevailing circumstances, to refuse 'to do as the Romans do,' to ignore the party-goer's maxium 'take a drink or take your leave,' to insist that the play should not be a play. True prudence, on the other hand, recognizes human limitations and does not strive to leap beyond them; it is willing to run with the herd, to overlook faults tolerantly or to share them in a friendly spirit. But, they say, that is exactly what we mean by folly. (I will hardly deny it
as long as they will reciprocate by admitting that this is exactly what is means to perform the play of life.) #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#3. By identifying the new learning with heresy, you make orthodoxy synonymous with ignorance. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#4. I consider as lovers of books not those who keep their books hidden in their store-chests and never handle them, but those who, by nightly as well as daily use thumb them, batter them, wear them out, who fill out all the margins with annotations of many kinds, and who prefer the marks of a fault they have erased to a neat copy full of faults. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#5. Providence has decreed that those common acquisitions, money, gems, plate, noble mansions, and dominion, should be sometimes bestowed on the indolent and unworthy; but those things which constitute our true riches, and which are properly our own, must be procured by our own labor. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#6. By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#7. Retain the wind by compressing the belly. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
Adagia By Desiderius quotes by Desiderius Erasmus
#8. By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men's minds of him. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#9. By the time I finish with the two of you, you will be begging me to let you die. (Desiderius) Desi dearest, I have never begged a day in my life, and the sun will surely splinter before I ever plead for anything from the likes of you. (Kyrian) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#10. Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#11. The Stoics define wisdom to be conducted by reason, and folly nothing else but the being hurried by passion, lest our life should otherwise have been too dull and inactive, that creator, who out of clay first tempered and made us up, put into the composition of our humanity more than a pound of passions to an ounce of reason; and reason he confined within the narrow cells of the brain, whereas he left passions the whole body to
range in.
Farther, he set up two sturdy champions to stand
perpetually on guard, that reason might make no assault,
surprise, nor inroad ; anger, which keeps its station in
the fortress of the heart ; and lust, which like the signs
Virgo and Scorpio, rules the appetites and passions. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#12. It hardly needs explaining at length, I think, how much authority or beauty is added to style by the timely use of proverbs. In the first place who does not see what dignity they confer on style by their antiquity alone? ... And so to interweave adages deftly and appropriately is to make the language as a whole glitter with sparkles from Antiquity, please us with the colours of the art of rhetoric, gleam with jewel-like words of wisdom, and charm us with titbits of wit and humour. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#13. Many times what cannot be refuted by arguments can be parried by laughter. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#14. The opinion formulated by the Church has more value in my eyes than human reasons, whatever they may be. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#15. Sacred scripture is of course the basic authority for everything; yet I sometimes run across ancient sayings or pagan writings - even the poets - so purely and reverently and admirably expressed that I can't help believing the author's hearts were moved by some divine power. And perhaps the spirit of Christ is more widespread than we understand, and the company of the saints includes many not on our calendar. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#16. Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age? #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#17. Surely there is nothing so ungracious, nor nothing so cruel, but men will hold therewith, if it be once approved by custom. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#18. A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#19. I am a citizen of the world, known to all and to all a stranger. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#20. No one respects a talent that is concealed. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#21. Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#22. What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things? #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#23. It seems to me to be the best proof of an evangelical disposition, that persons are not angry when reproached, and have a Christian charity for those that ill deserve it. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#24. Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#25. Luther was guilty of two great crimes - he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#26. Of two evils choose the least. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#27. It is a greater advantage to be honestly educated than honorably born. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#28. For them it's out-of-date and outmoded to perform miracles; teaching the people is too like hard work, interpreting the holy scriptures is for schoolmen and praying is a waste of time; to shed tears is weak and womanish, to be needy is degrading; to suffer defeat is a disgrace and hardly fitting for one who scarcely permits the greatest of kings to kiss the toes of his sacred feet; and finally, death is an unattractive prospect, and dying on a cross would be an ignominious end. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#29. The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#30. Man is to man either a god or a wolf. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#31. Be careful not to be the first to put your hands in the dish. What you cannot hold in your hands you must put on your plate. Also it is a great breach of etiquette when your fingers are dirty and greasy, to bring them to your mouth in order to lick them, or to clean them on your jacket. It would be more decent to use the tablecloth. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#32. It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#33. Do not put chewed bones back on plates. Instead, throw them on the floor for the dog. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#34. In short, no association or alliance can be happy or stable without me. People can't long tolerate a ruler, nor can a master his servant, a maid her mistress, a teacher his pupil, a friend his friend nor a wife her husband, a landlord his tenant, a soldier his comrade nor a party-goer his companion, unless they sometimes have illusions about each other, make use of flattery, and have the sense to turn a blind eye and sweeten life for themselves with the honey of folly. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#35. When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#36. Fortune favours the audacious. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#37. Almost all Christians being wretchedly enslaved to blindness and ignorance, which the priests are so far from preventing or removing, that they blacken the darkness, and promote the delusion: wisely foreseeing that the people (like cows, which never give down their milk so well as when they are gently stroked), would part with less if they knew more ... #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#38. 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. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#39. Humanists were people who wanted to return to ideas found in old Greek and Latin writing of Greece and Rome, written many centuries earlier. Christian Humanists also wanted to get back to these ideas, but they were mainly concerned with learning about the early Christian Church, before it had become involved with money-making and superstition. They wanted to read the books of the early Church, especially the gospels of Christ, in the original language of Greek, so that they would know exactly what the writings meant. The leader of the Christian Humanists was Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), who attacked superstitions in the Catholic Church in his writing. #Quote by Michael A. Mullett
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#40. The final belief is to believe in a fiction, which you know to be a fiction, there being nothing else. The exquisite truth is to know that it is a fiction and that you believe in it willingly. #Quote by Wallace Stevens
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#41. Before you sleep, read something that is exquisite, and worth remembering. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#42. It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#43. 'Tis an easier matter to raise the devil than to lay him. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
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#44. Heaven grant that the burden you carry may have as easy an exit as it had an entrance. Prayer To A Pregnant Woman #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus

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