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Desiderius Erasmus

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Biography - Desiderius Erasmus:

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 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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Quotes for: life


Quotes

Quotes about life:


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





There is more to life than increasing its speed.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.











Quotes for: death


Quotes

Quotes about death:


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.





The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.





Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.





Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.





A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.





After your death you will be what you were before your birth.











Quotes for: time


Quotes

Quotes about time:


In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Time is a great master; it regulates things well.





It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.





Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.





What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.











Quotes for: childhood


Quotes

Quotes about childhood:


Wisdom leads us back to childhood.





Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.





Those who cannot remember clearly their own childhood are poor educators.





It is perhaps childhood that comes closest to one's 'real life'.





The first sigh of childhood is for liberty.





We are of our childhood as we are from a country.











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Desiderius Erasmus also said...


Man is not born, but made man.





He who knows the art of living with oneself ignores boredom.





In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.





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





For what is life but a play in which everyone acts a part until the curtain comes down?





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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