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Desiderius Erasmus

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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

The mind of man is so framed that it is rather taken with the false colors than truth.




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French
L’esprit de l’homme est ainsi fait qu’on le prend beaucoup mieux par le mensonge que par la vérité.




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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.

The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.




Quotes for: truth


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Quotes for: truth


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
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Love truth, but pardon error.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.
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Quotes for: lie


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Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
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Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
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Success has always been a great liar.
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The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
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A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
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Man is not born, but made man.
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He who knows the art of living with oneself ignores boredom.
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In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
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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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