Desiderius Erasmus Quotes

28 Desiderius Erasmus quotes:

"Don't give your advice before you are called upon."
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Women, can't live with them, can't live without them."
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is."
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another."
"Time takes away the grief of men."
"They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them."
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Dogs Quotes Hunting Quotes
"Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth."
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Falsehood Quotes
"What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism."
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"A man must hug, and dandle, and kistle, and play a hundred little tricks with his bed-fellow when he is disposed to make that use of her that nature designed her for"
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."
"Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Darkness Quotes
"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."
"Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin"
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Honor Quotes
"(Only by) the good influence of our conduct may we bring salvation in human affairs; or like a fatal comet we may bring destruction in our train"
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Influence Quotes
"Ask a wise man to dinner and he'll upset everyone by his gloomy silence or tiresome questions. Invite him to a dance and you'll have a camel prancing about. Haul him off to a public entertainment and his face will be enough to spoil the people's entertainment."
"Fortune favors the audacious"
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Fortune Quotes
"Heaven grant that the burden you carry may have as easy an exit as it had an entrance."
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes
"Jupiter, not wanting man's life to be wholly gloomy and grim, has bestowed far more passion than reason --you could reckon the ration as twenty-four to one. Moreover, he confined reason to a cramped corner of the head and left all the rest of the body to the passions."
Author: Erasmus Quotes Category: Passion Quotes
"Luther was guilty of two great crimes - he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly."
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"Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders."
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