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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

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




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Celui qui connaît l'art de vivre avec soi-même ignore l'ennui.

German
Wer die Kunst versteht, mit sich selbst leben zu können, kennt keine Langeweile.




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Quotes for: to live


Quotes

Quotes for: to live


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.





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





My trade and art is to live.





You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."











Quotes for: oneself


Quotes

Quotes about oneself:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





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





The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.





To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.











Quotes

Desiderius Erasmus also said...


Man is not born, but made man.





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.





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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