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Desiderius Erasmus Quotes

They may attack me with an army of six hundred syllogisms and if I do not recant, they will proclaim me a heretic.

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

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Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.

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A nail is driven out by another nail habit is overcome by habit.

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

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To know nothing is the happiest life.

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

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Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.

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

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Concealed talent brings no reputation.

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Your library is your paradise.

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Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known.

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War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.

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It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.

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

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Fortune favors the audacious.

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War is delightful to those who have no experience with it.

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Humility is truth.

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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.

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