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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Erasmus
 
  Apothegms are, in history, the same as the pearls in the sand or the gold in the mine.  1
  Ego de caseo loquor, tu de creta respondes—while I talk to you of cheese, you talk to me of chalk.  2
  Homo homini aut deus aut lupus—Man is to man either a god or a wolf.  3
  Impatience changeth smoke to flame.  4
  Nihil morosius hominum judiciis—Nothing so peevish and pedantic as men’s judgments of one another.  5
  Providence has decreed that those common acquisitions—money, gems, plate, noble mansions, and dominion—should be sometimes bestowed on the indolent and unworthy; but those things which constitute our true riches, and which are properly our own, must be procured by our own labour.  6
  Stulti sunt inumerabiles—Fools are without number.  7
 
 
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