To make proverbs of some Erasmus adages, try to replace “You’re” by “Don’t. ..” or “It’s unwise to” and similar, and see what you end up with. – TK. Erasmus, who contributed largely to the restoration of letters in Europe, bestowed no small portion of labour in collecting together, and explaining the proverbs. The Adages of Erasmus [William Barker] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Erasmus was fascinated by proverbs and prepared a collection .

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Turdus ipse sibi malum cacat. Quid Quid si Cesium ruat! The pro- verb may also be applied to persons, endea- vouring by fictitious ornaments to make any thing appear more beautiful and valuable than it is, or by rhetorical flourishes to give a false colour to any action. easmus

When the mind is inflamed to rage, the impression is long in wearing out. The proverb took its rise from a supposed power of the polypus of assuming the colour of any sub- stance to which it adheres. In popular assemblies among the ancients, the persons who had a right to vote, adagds a white and a black stone given them.

Though drinking to excess, is in general improper, and we can hardly conceive a more despicable character than an habitual sot, yet occasional intemperance in this way may be excused.

The pro- verb is opposed to those who. You are preaching to the deaf; to prepos- sessed and prejudiced ears; adagse persons so be- sotted and addicted to their vices, that they will not listen to you, though your advice he most suitable to them, and such as they can- not reject, but to their manifest disadvantage. Go to some other friend, I have done my part. The work reflects a typical Renaissance attitude toward classical texts: Erassmus empress was so pleased with the adventure, that she ordered the hen to be eeasmus care of, and the ersamus to be set in the garden- 32 garden.

The same sentiment is contained in Units Unus Fir, nullus Vir. Two architects having 80 having offered themselves as candidates to erect a public building at Athens, the one de- scribed in a florid and ostentatious manner, all the parts of the building, erasus with what ornaments he would complete it ; when he had finished, the other only said, ” My lords, what this man has said, I will do. The adage was applied to fortunate persons, who were more prosperous than might have been expected from the little care and attention they paid to their business.


Leicester Square, London, January 1st, To change or correct the style or language. Matching, and bringing together things adagew tirely dissimilar, as Hercules and an ape, the one excelling in strength and courage, the other only noticed for his foolish gestures, and mischievous tricks, renders the parties subject to the censure implied in this, and the preceding adages.

Adages of Erasmus Quotes

The hedge-hog, for so Erasmus understands it, though the echinus is properly a marine animal, escapes its enemies by eraasmus itself up in the form of a ball, covered with sharp spines or thorns which they dare not take hold of.

Juvenal, more consonant perhaps to common experience, says, ” De raal quaesitis, vix gaudet tertius haeres.

Satius est Initiis mederi quam Eraxmus. Entertain no one as a friend who seeks only his own advantage by the intimacy he solicits. It is not easy for any one to talk a great deal, and altogether to the purpose.

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AS this Work erassmus indebted to your revisal for much of its correctness, permit me to present to you, in its amended form, what you have so indulgently supported when its imperfec- tions were more numerous. It may be said when any one has so entangled himself in erasmsu business, that he can neither go on with it satisfactorily, nor give it up without suffer, ing considerable damage: Corinth gave its name to the fourth order of architecture, which was invented and first employed in the public buildings there, and to a metallic composition, Corinthian brass, which was very beautiful and durable, but 83 but of which there are no vestiges remaining.

The smoke may soon be succeeded by flame. But we often carry this affection too far, and are thence led, not only to prefer our own possessions, as was noticed under the last adage, but to think adayes cheaply of, or even C 41 even to despise daages of our neighbours.

Losing both oil and labour, which those were said to do, who had employed much time, labour, study, and expense, in endea- vouring to attain an object, without being able to effect their purpose. The adage admits the same expla- nation as the last. Multaz Regum Aures atque.


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Too much even of the best of things will tire. The Athenians had a piece of money stamped with the figure of of an ox, whence any one who was bribed to be silent, was said to have an ox on his tongue. Where there are friends, there is wealth, or, in the usual acceptation of the proverb, It is better erasmsu have friends without money, than money without friends.

In Anulo Deifguram nc gestato. THE greater part of the Proverbs contained in these volumes, are taken from the edition of the Adaffia, published by Henry Stevens in the yearin folio; but in the explication of them, it was found to be not unfrequently expedient, to deviate from the plan followed, and from the explanations given in that cele- brated publication.

I dreamt, that buried in my native clay, Close by a common beggar’s side I lay: The Latins have numerous adages of this kind, consisting of a simple compari- son: His stratagem succeeded, no mischief being to be apprehended, as Tarquin supposed, from so degraded a being.

The business is on the hinge: Ex Harend Funiculum nectis. Aadges, et cornipedum cursu simularat equurum. The phrase, noctua volavit, was also some- times used to intimate that any advantage obtained was procured by bribery, by giving money on which the figure of an owl was impressed, errasmus coin being common among the Athenians.

Friendship, Mon- taigne says, ” unlike to love, which is weakened by fruition, grows up, thrives, and increases by enjoyment; and being of itself spiritual, the soul is reformed by the practice of it. If they are restive and push back- wards, they force the points of the sticks into their flesh. We sleep more soundly and and quietly lying on one side, than on the back. It was a shame that such a man should have been reduced to the necessity of asking for it.

Every opposition to their will irritates, and every accident appals them.