Best Image Quotes by Erasmus The Humanist

Best Image Quotes by Erasmus The Humanist and text sayings from his books

Erasmus, in full Desiderius Erasmus, (born October 27, 1469 [1466?], Rotterdam, Holland [now in the Netherlands]—died July 12, 1536, Basel, Switzerland), Dutch humanist who was the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance, the first editor of the New Testament,

Best Image Quotes by Erasmus The Humanist

“Young bodies are like tender plants, which grow and become hardened to whatever shape you’ve trained them.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

Best Erasmus quotes

Best Erasmus quotes

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

“The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.”
― Desiderius Erasmus

“The chief element of happiness is this: to want to be what you are.”
― Erasmus, Praise of Folly

Best Erasmus quotes

Best Erasmus quotes

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

“‎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.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

“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.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

“For anyone who loves intensely lives not in himself but in the object of his love, and the further he can move out of himself into his love, the happier he is.”
― Desiderius Erasmus, The Praise of Folly

“The most disadvantageous peace is better than the justest war.”
― Erasmus 

Best Erasmus quotes

Best Erasmus quotes

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
― Erasmus

“Your library is your paradise.”
―  Erasmus

“The desire to write grows with writing.”
― Erasmus

Best Erasmus quotes

Best Erasmus quotes

Best Erasmus quotes

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

“Yet in the midst of all their prosperity, princes in this respect seem to me most unfortunate, because, having no one to tell them the truth, they are forced to receive flatterers for friends.”
― Erasmus, Praise of Folly

“It is wiser to treat men and things as though we held this world the common fatherland of all.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

“But I am well aware of the excuse which men, ever ingenious in devising mischief to themselves as well as others, offer in extenuation of their conduct in going to war. They allege, that they are compelled to it; that they are dragged against their will to war. I answer them, deal fairly; pull off the mask; throw away all false colours; consult your own heart, and you will find that anger, ambition, and folly are the compulsory force that has dragged you to war, and not any necessity; unless indeed you call the insatiable cravings of a covetous mind, necessity” ` The Complaint of Peace”
― Desiderius Erasmus

“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.”
― Desiderius Erasmus

“I put up with this church, in the hope that one day it will become better, just as it is constrained to put up with me in the hope that I will become better.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

“Again what city ever received Plato’s or Aristotle’s laws, or Socrates’ precepts? But,”
― Erasmus, Praise of Folly

“And so when the whole man will be outside himself, and happy for no reason except that he is so outside himself, he will enjoy some of the ineffable shares in the supreme good which draws everything into itself.”
― Desiderius Erasmus, Praise of Folly

“For what benefit is beauty, the greatest blessing of heaven, if it is mixed with affectation? What youth, if corrupted with the severity of old age? Lastly,”
― Erasmus, Praise of Folly

“A constant element of enjoyment must be mingled with our studies so that we think of learning as a game rather than a form of drudgery, for no activity can be continued for long if it does not to some extent afford pleasure to the participant.”
― Desiderius Erasmus

“Invite a wise man to a feast and he’ll spoil the company, either with morose silence or troublesome disputes. Take him out to dance, and you’ll swear “a cow would have done it better.”
― Erasmus

“I hate one that remembers what’s done over the cup.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

“Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself.
― Erasmus

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
― Erasmus

“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.”
― Desiderius Erasmus, Against War

“He who allows oppression shares the crime.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

“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.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

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

“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

“War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

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

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