28 Desiderius Erasmus Quotes

  • "He who allows oppression shares the crime."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Crime


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

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Books, Reasoning


  • "Your library is your paradise."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Books


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

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Jesus, Restoration


  • "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. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Philosophy


  • "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Books, Money


  • "Women, can't live with them, can't live without them."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Humorous, Women


  • "Concealed talent brings no reputation."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Apathy


  • "Luther was guilty of two great crimes - he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Reasoning, Adversity


  • "A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Habits, Overcoming


  • "Don't give your advice before you are called upon."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Humility


  • "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?"

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Children, Age, Enemies


  • "Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin. Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Finances, Sin, Wealth


  • "Fortune favors the audacious."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Finances


  • "It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide."

    - Desiderius Erasmus
    Topics: Theology



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