Facts about Desiderius Erasmus

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Summary

Desiderius Erasmus was a famous Philosopher from Netherland, who lived between October 26, 1466 and July 12, 1536.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 45 quotes who is written / told by Desiderius, under the main topics: Happiness, Men.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Niccolo Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Elizabeth I, Nicolaus Copernicus, Thomas More, Paracelsus, John Calvin, Michael Servetus, Guru Nanak, Saint Teresa of Avila, John Jewel, Albrecht Durer, Saint Teresa, Ludovico Ariosto, Pietro Aretino, Saint Ignatius, Francesco Guicciardini, Giorgio Vasari, Ignatius Loyola, Konrad von Gesner

Famous quotes by Desiderius Erasmus (45)


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"War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it"
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"Prevention is better than cure"
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"It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is"
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"In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king"
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"War is sweet to those who have not experienced it"
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"It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide"
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"It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst"
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"He who allows oppression shares the crime"
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"Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin"
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"A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie"
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"What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism"
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"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?"
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"The desire to write grows with writing"
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"In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king"
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"Fortune favors the audacious"
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"Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?"
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"By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men's minds of him"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth"
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"Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin"
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"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"
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"Your library is your paradise"
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"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes"
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"The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes"
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"No one respects a talent that is concealed"
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"It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence"
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"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"
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"I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people"
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"Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known"
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"Fools are without number"
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"A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit"
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"Women, can't live with them, can't live without them"
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"Luther was guilty of two great crimes - he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly"
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"Humility is truth"
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"Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself"
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"Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders"
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"By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade"
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"To know nothing is the happiest life"
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"Man is to man either a god or a wolf"
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"Don't give your advice before you are called upon"
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"Concealed talent brings no reputation"
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"It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is"
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"Time takes away the grief of men"
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"Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another"


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