Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
[Only by] the good influence of our conduct may we bring salvation in human affairs; or like a fatal comet we may bring destruction in our train.
Attributed to DESIDERIUS ERASMUS by Senator J. William Fulbright, In Need of a Consensus, Penrose Memorial Lecture, delivered to the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 20, 1961.Proceedings of the Society, August 1961, p. 352. Unverified.