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The desire to write grows with writing.
– 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.
Man is to man either a god or a wolf.
Your library is your paradise.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
Women, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.
Luther was guilty of two great crimes – he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly.
In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.
It’s the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
Prevention is better than cure.
Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.
Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.
He who allows oppression shares the crime.
The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I’m not mistaken, and I’ll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men.
Concealed talent brings no reputation.
What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato’s cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don’t know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?
Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Fortune favors the audacious.
Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another’s.
War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.
By burning Luther’s books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men’s minds of him.
Man’s mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
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.