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Desiderius Erasmus

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Biography : Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus was a Dutch philosopher and Christian scholar (*Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: 1467 - Died: 1536
Period:
16th century
15th century
Place of birth: Netherlands
Netherlands
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He who knows the art of living with oneself ignores boredom.
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Man is not born, but made man.
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The mind of man is so framed that it is rather taken with the false colors than truth.
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For what is life but a play in which everyone acts a part until the curtain comes down?
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You must acquire the best knowledge first, and without delay; it is the height of madness to learn what you will later have to unlearn.
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I consider as lovers of books not those who keep their books hidden in their store-chests and never handle them, but those who, by nightly as well as daily use thumb them, batter them, wear them out, who fill out all the margins with annotations of many kinds, and who prefer the marks of a fault they have erased to a neat copy full of faults.
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I am a lover of liberty. I will not and I cannot serve a party.
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I have turned my entire attention to Greek. The first thing I shall do, as soon as the money arrives, is to buy some Greek authors; after that, I shall buy clothes.
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A constant element of enjoyment must be mingled with our studies, so that we think of learning as a game rather than a form of drudgery, for no activity can be continued for long if it does not to some extent afford pleasure to the participant.
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In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
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No man is wise at all times, or is without his blind side.
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Women, can't live with them, can't live without them.
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War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.
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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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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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The desire to write grows with writing.
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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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Your library is your paradise.
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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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Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
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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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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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The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
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Time takes away the grief of men.
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The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
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To know nothing is the happiest life.
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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.
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War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
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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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Humility is truth.
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