Desiderius Erasmus Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old desiderius erasmus quotes, desiderius erasmus sayings, and desiderius erasmus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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Eagles don't catch flies.      

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Prevention is better than cure.     

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The desire to write grows with writing.     

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Time takes away the grief of men.     

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

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Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.      

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

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Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.     

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No party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.     

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Your library is your paradise.     

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Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.     

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Concealed talent brings no reputation.     

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No one respects a talent that is concealed.     

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

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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.     

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

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

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He who doesn't sin, is the greatest sinner of all.     

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

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

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

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The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.      

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

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He who allows oppression shares the crime.     

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Your library is your paradise.     

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A healthy conscience is like a wall of bronze.     

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Prevention is better than cure.     

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