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DESIDERIUS GERHARD ERASMUS
Dutch scholar, philosopher and writer
(1465 - 1536)
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Betwixt the devil and the deep sea.
      - Adagia (ch. III, cent. VI, 94),
        quoted from the Greek
        [Choice : Proverbial Phrases]

Among the blind, the squinter rules.
  [Lat., Inter caecos regnat strabus.]
      - Adagia (III, IV, 96) [Eyes]

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  [Lat., In regione caecorum rex est luscus.]
      - Adagia (III, IV, 96) [Eyes : Proverbs]

It is well known that a one-eyed man can rule among the blind.
  [Lat., Scitum est inter caecos luscum requare posse.]
      - Adagia, Dignitas et Excellentia et Inequalitas, sub-division, Excel. et Ineq.,
        (about 1500) [Eyes]

The camel set out to get him horns and was shorn of his ears.
  [Lat., Camelus desiderans cornua etiam aures perdidit.]
      - Adagia--Chil (III, cent. V, 8, heading)
        [Failure]

Procrastination brings loss, delay danger.
  [Lat., Dilatio damnum habet, mora periculum.]
      - Adolescens [Time]

That same man that renneth awaie
  Maie fight again on other daie.
      - Apothegms [War]

No one is to be despaired of as long as he breathes. (Where there is life there is hope.)
  [Lat., Nulli desperandum, quam diu spirat.]
      - Colloquy--Epicureus [Life]

We call a fig a fig, and a skiff a skiff.
  [Lat., Ficum vocamus ficum, et scapham scapham.]
      - Colloquy--Philetymus et Pseudocheus
        [Names]

It is the worst of madness to learn what has to be unlearnt.
  [Lat., Extremae est dementiae discere dediscenda.]
      - De Ratione Studii [Learning]

It is a good part of sagacity to have known the foolish desires of the crowd and their unreasonable notions.
  [Lat., Bona prudentiae pars est nosse stultas vulgi cupiditates, et absurdas opiniones.]
      - De Utilitate Colloquiorum--Preface
        [Public]

A nail is driven out by another nail, habit is overcome by habit.
  [Lat., Clavus clavo pellitur, consuetudo consuetudine vincitur.]
      - Diluculum [Habit]

I am conquered by truth.
  [Lat., Vincer veris.]
      - Diluculum [Truth]

An angelic boyhood becomes a Satanic old age.
  [Lat., Angelicus juvenis senibus satanizat in annis.]
      - Fam. Coll.,
        quoted as a proverb invented by Satan
        [Proverbs : Youth]

Not fewer than three nor more than nine.
  [Lat., Neque pauciores tribus, neque plures novem.]
      - quoted by Fam. Coll.,
        the number for a dinner according to a proverb
        [Festivities]

Between the victim and the stone knife.
  [Lat., Inter sacrum et sazim.]
      - Letter to Pirkheimer [Choice]

Oh, dense intelligence. I suspect that it was Batavian (i.e. from the Netherlands-Batavia.)
  [Lat., O crassum ingenium. Suspicor fuisse Batavum.]
      - Naufragium [Countries]

So likewise all this life of martall men,
  What is it but a certaine kynde of stage plaie?
    Where men come forthe disguised one in one arraie,
      An other in an other eche plaiying his part.
      - Praise of Folie (p. 43),
        (Challoner's translation) [Life]

From hence, no question, has sprung an observation . . . confirmed now into a settled opinion, that some long experienced souls in the world, before their dislodging, arrive to the height of prophetic spirit.
      - Praise of Folly, (old translation)
        [Prophecy (Prophesy)]

The wedlock of minds will be greater than that of bodies.
  [Lat., Magis erit animorum quam corporum conjugium.]
      - Procus et Puella [Matrimony]

I don't like your way of conditioning and contracting with the saints. Do this and I'll do that! Here's one for t'other. Save me and I'll give you a taper or go on a pilgrimage.
      - The Shipwreck [Worship]


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